What We Owe To Each Other

Allan Milne Lees
6 min readJan 27, 2020

What happens when everyone is convinced they have rights, but abjure responsibilities?

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The philosopher Timothy Scanlon wrote a book several decades ago in which he elaborated a philosophical position known as contractualism, the core of which is the question of what we owe to each other. As anyone who’s watched the Netflix series The Good Place will know, the question has even made its way into popular culture.

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