CFDP 544

Rawlsian Justice as the Core of a Game

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Publication Date: February 1980

Pages: 23

Abstract: 

It is suggested that the ethical notion of social contract can be formally modeled using the well-studied concept of the core of a game. This provides a mathematical technique for studying social contracts and theories of justice. The idea is applied to Rawlsian justice here.

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Published in American Economic Review (December 1981), 71(5): 880-895 [jstor]