Contractualism and consequentialism, two of the most prominent theories in contemporary morality, are often perceived to be in opposition to each other. This essay will propose a novel two-stage system for moral decision-making which combines the two. I will explain how this model retains the strengths of contractualism and consequentialism, whilst resolving many of the problems with the theories as they stand alone.
"Can Contractualism and Consequentialism be used together in a two-stage model?,"
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities: Vol. 11:
2, Article 7.
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