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Does the social contract theory limit moral requirements?

Rachels claims that one of the benefits of social contract theory is that it finds a reasonable limit to what morality can require of us. Is this reasonable limit really reasonable, though? And does it impact the notion of impartiality?

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Rachels claims that one of the benefits of social contract theory is that it finds a reasonable limit to what morality can require of us. Is this reasonable limit really reasonable, though? And does it impact the notion of impartiality?

Whether the limits that the social contract theory places on morality are reasonable or not depends on whether you agree with the government in place at that time that is setting those limits. For example pro-life advocates would not agree with the limits that the government has placed on morality by declaring that abortion is legal under certain circumstances. As a matter of fact, pro-life advocates ...

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This is a discussion about Rachels' claim that a benefit of the social contract theory is that it imposes reasonable limits on the moral requirements a society can impose on its citizens. 375 words of original text along with links to informative websites for further research.

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