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The Social Contract - Definition and Origins - American History
The idea of the social contract is one of the foundations of the American political system - that the state only exists to serve the will of the people.
Popular Sovereignty - Definition - American History From About
This principle states that the source of governmental power lies with the people. This belief stems from the concept of the social contract and the idea that ...
Mayflower Compact of 1620 - Early American History
The Mayflower Compact was the primitive Constitution agreed to aboard the ... In basic terms, the Mayflower Compact was a social contract whereby the ...
social contract - Agnosticism / Atheism - About.com
Definition: The idea of a "social contract" has been used at various times (by philosophers like Plato, Locke, Rousseau, and Hobbes) as an explanation for the  ...
thomas hobbes and the social contract - Secondary Education
In this book, he details the idea of the social contract which states that men originally formed governments because of their need for protection. In exchange for ...
Hobbes, Thomas: Moral and Political Philosophy [Internet ...
His main concern is the problem of social and political order: how human ... The Laws of Nature and the Social Contract; Why Should we Obey the Sovereign?
US Political Theory - Foundational Thinkers - US Politics on About.com
Locke was an English philosopher remembered for his contribution to social contract theory, the implied agreements that structure governments and social order ...
Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Developmet - Psychology - About.com
Stage 5 - Social Contract and Individual Rights At this stage, people begin to account for the differing values, opinions, and beliefs of other people. Rules of law ...
Rousseau and the Consent of the Governed - Secondary Education
In Jean Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract(1762), he presents the idea that government is only viable if established by the "consent of the governed.
U.S. History: Jefferson and Madison:, social contract theory, political ...
Oct 27, 2006 ... social contract theory, political philosophers, father of the constitution: The idea of a social contract was developed by various political ...
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