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Describe what the Enlightenment thinkers viewed as the social contract theory of government?
In a monarchy, trade is based on luxury and does not serve the needs of the country.
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Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau
Locke, Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Beccaria.
Rousseau believed that we live in a world where human beings are increasingly dependent on one another. He believes government should correspond to the general will and pr…eserve human freedom.
The Social Contract was a focus of philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose book "The Social Contract," inspired American patriots. The principle is that people relinquis…h some of their rights to an authority in exchange for the authority to protect their remaining rights.
A key enlightenment thinker whose idea of social contract between people and their government appealed to colonial leaders was?
what is fair and just
The Declaration of Independence
Social contract usually assumes the existence of natural law which in turn defines some rights of individuals, and that individuals can trade off some of these rights under "s…ocial contract" for the protection that government can provide. Some philosophers say that there are no natural laws, and that what are assumed to be natural laws are no more than what is commonly agreed to be just laws. Without natural laws, there are no natural rights and there is therefore nothing for the individual to trade over to the government. On this view, the social contract theory can not be supported. It is also said that the social contract theory establishes the authority of government except when it is really needed. If the right of a government is established because I agreed, or entered into a social contract, to hand over my right to act as I please, then all I need do is cancel that contract before carrying out any crime I choose.
The enlightenment thinkers had the social theory of government that those governing derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
The social contract theory does not allow the governed to invalidate its agreement with the government true or false?
Thomas Hobbes. English
People give up some rights in order to have other rights protected.
declaration of independence
Which Enlightenment thinker wrote that people in society are bound to one another by an implicit 'social contract'?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau :)