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social-contract theory

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
606 words

A tradition of political theory concerned with understanding the relationship between individuals and the state— conceived as a “social

social contract

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
50 words

Concept that society is based on the surrender of natural freedoms by the individual to the organized group or state

Social Contract

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
621 words

Arguments in which agreements are used to ground moral or political obligation are as old as political philosophy itself, appearing

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