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Although these writers all deploy much of the social contract idiom, then, at the end of the day their arguments rest on accounts of what it makes sense for people to accept, not what anyone accepts in fact.

Moral Foundation of Politics by Ian Shapiro

I don't understand what author wants to mean by saying "what it makes sense for people to accept". I think this means : Their arguments rest on accounts of the sense that acceptance make for people. Am I right of not?

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The sentence is correct, if confusingly worded.

In this sentence, "what it makes sense for people to accept" modifies "accounts". The accounts are stories of things that people accepted, so they are things "it makes sense for people to accept".

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