Contractualism



[kon-trak-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌkɒn trækˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm/

noun
1.
any of various theories that justify moral principles and political choices because they depend on a social contract involving certain ideal conditions, as lack of ignorance or uncertainty.
2.
a general ethical theory that individuals make the right choices under a hypothetical social contract.

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