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How do the Social Contract Theories of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau Differ?

Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Explains what is generally meant by the theory of social contract and gives a brief explanation of how the three thinkers had different understandings about it. Differences can be explained by the three philosophers' understanding of human nature.

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Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Suggestions for use: Student-friendly article. Students can be directed to read independently and to discuss afterwards.

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