GAUTHIERS’ MORAL CONTRACTARIANISM FOR A SUSTAINABLE POLITICAL ORDER IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • Grace Ogelenya Delta State University
  • Onos G. Idjakpo Delta State University

Keywords:

Social contract, Political order, Self interest, Morality, Gauthier's moral Contractarianism

Abstract

The Nigerian political system has shown a lack of stability and progress. This development has led to a 'bordering of morality'. This study exposes David Gauthier's moral Contractarianism to demonstrate the foundational role of morality in the erection of the political order in Nigeria. This study employs the philosophical method of analysis. The philosophical analysis will help to unearth that Gauthier's moral contract theory would enhance political order, progress, and the common interest of all if applied by policymakers. The study concludes that the placement of rational morality above individuals will orchestrate a political order and enrich stability, progress, and the attainment of the common good of humankind.

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Published

2023-11-25

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