An Analysis on Social Contract Theory

  • Bhumika Bakshi
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  • Bhumika Bakshi

    Student at IILM University, Gurugram, India

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The social contract hypothesis is the main topic of this paper. It goes into great length about the arguments advanced by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean Jacques Rousseau, who saw the social contract as a tool to contrast the behaviour of individuals in society with their 'natural' state. It examines the state of nature that each theorist has portrayed as well as the divergent viewpoints that each theorist has. This paper also looks at the objections raised against Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau's respective social contract ideas.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 95 - 99


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