Analysis of Natural Law and Social Contract Theory in Jurisprudence

  • Dhruvil Singh R Rathod and Yeesha Sharma
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  • Dhruvil Singh R Rathod

    Student at Gujarat National Law University, India

  • Yeesha Sharma

    Student at Gujarat National Law University, India

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The paper aims to discuss the development and evolution of two often contradicting theories, natural law theory and social contract theory. It aims to analyse and explain the positive sides of these theories and further differentiate them. It first discusses the influence of natural law in the Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Ancient India for the development of law and order. It further discusses the development and implementation of natural law in modern times. It also highlights the perspectives of various philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates, John Locke, Rousseau, Hobbes and etc in the regard of these theories. It especially explores the principles and theories of Rousseau about social contract theory to understand the basic principles and ideas of this theory. It also aims to explore influence of these theories in the present world and the upcoming future.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5232 - 5241


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