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What did john locke mean by social contract?
August 21, 2014 10:19PM
John Locke suggested the idea of the social contract. The idea is that citizens of a country are willing to give up some of their personal freedom in order to receive the protection of the government.
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Was was John Locke?
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John Locke (Not John Locked) was the inventer of The Social Contract. Locke's Contract states that people had certain unalienable rights, mainly life, liberty, and property. The authors of the Declaration of Independence were protesting British rule over the American colonies, claiming that the British government had violated these rights. (The Declaration of Independence features "the pursuit of happiness" instead of property as the third unalienable right) *Unalienable rights mean rights that are automatically given to everyone*
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What is the social contract theorist?
A social contract theorist is a person who predicts the outcome of an election. This must be a major edit as the answer above is incorrect. What follows is a subjective opinion and has faults. Generally speaking sociologists, philosophers, historians, and political scientists and others do have different views on what a social contract means. It certainly cannot mean a "legal contract among social groups", which is one point of view. The best way to approach this would to but out some ideas and hopefully bring others into a debate page. Frequently social contracts involve large social classes and large national issues. I have purposely avoided using examples from the scholarly works of Locke and Rousseau, that would be too easy. With that said, a social contract is an agreement between one group of people with another group of people. This definition eliminates a "contract" between two social groups such as a wage contract management and workers. This is a technical agreement and lawyers are involved. A social contract can exist as an informal yet strong & tested agreement between a school boards and the teachers within the educational districts. The agreement between these two groups, is that the teachers will be able to vote on what can happen if budget cuts must be made. The agreement is that the teachers can keep the school boards within budget either by laying off low seniority teachers or vote for all the teachers to take a wage cut in order to make budget. If its a labor contract, the its not a social contract. The social contract theorist now enters the scene and thinks about the possible benefits and / or pitfalls of such an agreement. This person concludes that theoretically this will create a division among the teachers should they vote for lay offs among the new teachers. The theorist may propose a number of alternatives that causes the least amount of harm to both sides. The social contract theorist is an educated speculator and a spectator. OR Here is another social contract. The State law says that it is illegal for teachers to strike. If they do, their union is fined on a daily basis and of course the teachers will lose pay. Based on the longevity of the existence of the particular school system and the friendly relationship between both groups, there is a social contract or social understanding that under no circumstances will the union ever be forced to go on strike. The school board benefits for obvious reasons as does the union.
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What is America's first social contract?
That depends on your view of the social contract. Some philosophers, like David Hume, might say there was no time when EVERYBODY consented to a government so there were none! In a more practical sense, the first social contract would probably be the mayflower compact in the 1640s. this was pretty close to a legitimate contract because every one who wanted to be protected by it had to sign it. (at least every white christian male). If you mean the first governments assembled by Americans in America, then the first American social contracts might also be attributed to the first state constitutions. the first of which was implemented in 1775.
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