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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_contract

In both moral and political philosophy, the social contract or political contract is a theory or ... or satisfy the best interests of society (called the "general will" in Rousseau), .... Francisco Suárez (1548–1617), from the School of Salamanca, might be considered an early theorist of the social contract, theorizing natural law in ...

www.iep.utm.edu/soc-cont

After Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are the best known ... In Plato's most well-known dialogue, Republic, social contract theory is ...

www.utm.edu/staff/jfieser/class/300/socialcont.htm

Mar 11, 2012 ... Hobbes presents his social contract theory in a series of works, the most ..... One of the best-known contemporary discussions of social contract ...

www.quora.com/What-are-arguments-against-social-contract-theory

For starters, the question description is a pretty good counter argument. It seems that you can .... Hobbes who regarded a nation state as the best bargain declared that a ruler has the absolute power over his subjects since their alternative is ...

www.csus.edu/indiv/g/gaskilld/ethics/sct.htm

According to social contract theory (SCT),. “morality ... 146-7, it is in your self- interest to confess, even though this isn't the best possible outcome (you will each do 5 years). .... SCT explains why some actions, while laudable, are considered ...

www.sophia-project.org/uploads/1/3/9/5/13955288/elahi_socialcontract.pdf

The concept of social contract theory is that in the beginning man lived in the state of nature. They had ... be in their own individually considered best interests.

philosophy.tamucc.edu/readings/professional-ethics/social-contract-theory-summary

Feb 1, 2010 ... One way to approach Thomas Hobbes's version of social contract theory is to start with his notion of a “state of nature”. A state of nature, ...

ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/glossary/social-contract-theory

Social contract theory says that people live together in society in accordance with an ... Social contracts can be explicit, such as laws, or implicit, such as raising ...

study.com/academy/lesson/social-contract-theory-definition-examples.html

Jul 29, 2015 ... Since the beginning of human civilization, social contracts have helped structure how ... In fact, morality and politics were seen as linked. Rulers ...

www.constitution.org/soclcont.htm

The original proponents of the social contract theory, John Locke, David Hume, .... are arguably best exercised by the central government, but without constitutional .... That confusion was already recognized in the Founding Era, when some, ...