The Social Contract

The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse ...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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ISBN: 9781974605590

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The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality (1754).The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate. Rousseau asserts that only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right.In The Social Contract (1762) Rousseau argues that laws are binding only when they are supported by the general will of the people.When people aren't abiding the general will and they are "forced to be free", this wasn't advocating totalitarianism. The general will is laws that are accepted as just and those who don't follow the general will are breaking the law. Rousseau is advocating to force people to follow the law because it is in everyone's best interest to do so.



Copyright Property and the Social Contract

This book provides international perspectives on the law of copyright in relation to three core themes - copyright and developing countries; the government and copyright; and technology and the future of copyright.

Author: John Gilchrist

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319956893

Category: Law

Page: 311

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This book provides international perspectives on the law of copyright in relation to three core themes - copyright and developing countries; the government and copyright; and technology and the future of copyright. The third theme includes an examination of the extent to which technology will dictate the development of the law, and a re-examination of the role of copyright in fostering innovation and creativity. As a critique, one chapter discusses how certain rights can create or reinforce social inequality under copyright royalty systems. Underlying these themes is the role the law of copyright has in encouraging or impeding human flourishing.

The Social Contract Theorists

Rousseau's Contract Theory Rousseau's Social Contract defends “principles of
political right” and explores the operations of institutions in light of those
principles. In his discussion of Rousseau in Will and Political Legitimacy (chap. 4)
, Patrick ...

Author: Christopher W. Morris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 058511403X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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This reader introduces students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract theorists: Thomas Hobbes (1599-1697), John Locke (1632-1704), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). Twelve thoughtfully selected essays guide students through the texts, familiarizing them with key elements of the theory, while at the same time introducing them to current scholarly controversies. A bibliography of additional work is provided. The classical social contract theorists represent one of the two or three most important modern traditions in political thought. Their ideas dominated political debates in Europe and North America in the 17th and 18th centuries, influencing political thinkers, statesmen, constitution makers, revolutionaries, and other political actors alike. Debates during the French Revolution and the early history of the American Republic were often conducted in the language of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Later political philosophy can only be understood against this backdrop. And the contemporary revival of contractarian moral and political thought, represented by John Rawls' A Theory of Justice (1971) or David GauthierOs Morals by Agreement (1986), needs to be appreciated in the history of this tradition.


Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition

CHAPTER 9 How the Traditional Social Contract Argument Works Hitherto men
have constantly made up for themselves false conceptions about themselves ,
about what they are and what they ought to be . They have arranged their ...

Author: Jean Hampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521368278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 299

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A major study of Hobbes' political philosophy drawing on developments in game and decision theory.

Political Writings

In addition, this edition offers the best available translation of the late and important Government of Poland and the only published English translation of the fragment Constitutional Project for Corsica, which, says Watkins, provides the ...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299110949

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Frederick Watkins 1953 edition of Rousseau s Political Writings has long been noted for being fully accurate while representing much of Rousseau s eloquence and elegance. It contains what is widely regarded as the finest English translation of The Social Contract, Rousseau s greatest political treatise. In addition, this edition offers the best available translation of the late and important Government of Poland and the only published English translation of the fragment Constitutional Project for Corsica, which, says Watkins, provides the clearest possible demonstration of the practical implications of Rousseau s political thought. "

Justice and the Social Contract

Reason and agreement in social contract views ; Utilitarianism, deontology, and the priority of right ; Consequentialism, publicity, stability, and property-owning democracy ; Rawls and luck egalitarianism ; Congruence and the good of ...

Author: Samuel Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195301412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

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Introduction. Part One: A Theory of Justice. Chapter One: Reason and Agreement in Social Contract Views. Chapter Two: Utilitarian, Deontology, and the Priority of Right. Chapter Three: Consequentialist, Publicity, Stability, and Property-Owning Democracy. Chapter Four: Rawls and Luck Egalitarianism. Chapter Five: Congruence and the Good Justice. Part Two: Political Liberalism. Chapter Six: Political Liberalism and the Possibility of a Just Democratic Constitution. Chapter Seven: Public Reason and Political Justification. Part Three: The Law of Peoples. Chapter Eight: The Law of Peoples, Social.

Social Contract

INTRODUCTION The Social Contract is a bible of contemporary politics. Like the
Bible, Rousseau's treatise, it has been remarked, is more often talked about than
read. Yet, like the Bible, it is responsible for much of the ceremonial of modern ...

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451602227

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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In Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourses on the Origin of Inequality, he outlines his own history of the development of human society. He explains in general terms how the differences between social and economic classes arose alongside the formation of modern states. He also explores the means by which these inequalities were actually built into and perpetuated by the foundational notions of modern society and government. Rather than endorse a return to the peaceful ways of pre-modern human beings, Rousseau addresses these inequalities in his seminal work, The Social Contract. Rousseau does not see government as an inherently corrupting influence, and he makes very clear and precise recommendations about how the state can and should protect the equality and character of its citizens.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Rousseau and The Social Contract

If there is a contractarian justification - on Hobbesian or Lockean lines - for the
Rousseauian state, it is one that is largely self-effacing.5 But in another, and
perhaps more modern sense, the Social Contract remains a contractarian work.

Author: Christopher Bertram

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415201988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

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Rousseau's Social Contractis a benchmark in political philosophy that has inspired and influenced moral and political thought since publication and is widely studied for this reason.

Shifts in the Social Contract

The involved state combined the social institutions of the New Deal with the
military institutions of World War II ( including the industries that made ... Rather ,
the government primarily protected the rights 126 SHIFTS IN THE SOCIAL
CONTRACT.

Author: Beth Rubin

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780803990401

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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An ideal short text for social problems, social change, or a sociology of work course, this book provides a sociological understanding of the transition from industrial capitalism to post-industrial, flexible, global capitalism in American society in a way that is meaningful and insightful to undergraduates.


Ages Generations and the Social Contract

Benjamin Disraeli Attention,bothpolicyandscholarly,
totheeconomicaspectsofpopulation aging, often seen as constraints, and
implications for the social contract and intergenerational equity, has grown into a
preoccupation. Much, if not most, ...

Author: Jacques Véron

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402059736

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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In this important and timely book, researchers from different countries compare their experiences and offer contrasting views on the future of social protection. They consider the theoretical aspects of the intergenerational debate, relations between generations within the family, the living standards of elderly people, and the question of social time. For the first time in history, three and sometimes four generations are living at the same time; this book examines the new interactions between family change, labour force participation and population ageing.

Game Theory and the Social Contract Just playing

Written for an interdisciplinary audience, Just Playing offers a panoramic tour through a range of new and disturbing insights that game theory brings to anthropology, biology, economics, philosophy, and psychology.

Author: K. G. Binmore

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262024440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 615

View: 901

Written for an interdisciplinary audience, Just Playing offers a panoramic tour through a range of new and disturbing insights that game theory brings to anthropology, biology, economics, philosophy, and psychology.

Recovering the Social Contract

Author: Ron Replogle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847675913

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

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The author defends a novel philosophical thesis about the nature and foundation of moral rights. The thesis maintains that rights-claims derive their credibility from a distinctive idea of equality according to which persons are not just equally valuable but equally invaluable. The egalitarian ideal derives its normative content from widely acknowledged norms of competence that are distinguishable from and conceptually prior to the norms of rationality and morality that have exercised contemporary theorists of rational choice and justice. When its nature and foundation are appreciated, rights-based justice can be seen to be more powerful and, in an important sense, less ideological than alternative conceptions. In defending this view, the author considers how ideology corrupts thinking about justice and maintains that contemporary theorists are ideological in a sense that disqualifies them from setting credible normative standards.

The Social Contract from Hobbes to Rawls

There are four distinctive aspects to Kant's theory of the social contract. The first (
and perhaps the most well known) is that Kant entirely does away with any
supposition that a social contract has actually been concluded by the members of
any ...

Author: David Boucher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134839693

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Game Theory and the Social Contract Playing fair

A social contract is therefore an equilibrium profile of strategies, one for each
citizen. When the social contract operates, each citizen will therefore be
optimizing when he follows the rules of behavior prescribed by his strategy. But
these rules ...

Author: K. G. Binmore

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262023634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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Binmore argues that game theory provides a systematic tool for investigating ethicalmatters.

On the Social Contract

This new edition features a revision by Donald A. Cress of his bestselling 1987 translation of On the Social Contract together with Introduction, footnotes, and chronology by David Wootton, one of our leading historians of the Enlightenment ...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624667872

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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This new edition features a revision by Donald A. Cress of his bestselling 1987 translation of On the Social Contract together with Introduction, footnotes, and chronology by David Wootton, one of our leading historians of the Enlightenment.

The Social Contract Revisited

Aims and Outcomes of President Reagan's Social Welfare Policy D. Lee Bawden.
impacts of these policies . The papers do not address welfare program devolution
to the states ( which largely has not occurred ) nor administration initiatives to ...

Author: D. Lee Bawden

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 9780877663355

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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