Lockean Proviso Gauthier argues that the initial position must have been

Lockean proviso gauthier argues that the initial

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cooperative surplus) and subsequent compliance from the others, then she will agree to it. Lockean Proviso: Gauthier argues that the initial position must have been arrived at non-coercively if compliance to the agreement is to be secured. He thus adopts what he calls the “Lockean proviso” (modeled after Locke's description of the initial situation of his social contract): that one cannot have bettered himself by worsening others. Parasite: person who obtains a benefit while displacing the cost upon another.
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