Summary of Social Contract Theory by Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau

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Manzoor Laskar

Symbiosis International University

Date Written: April 4, 2013

Abstract

This paper provides a small summary of Social Contract Theory by Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. It discusses what is the social contract theory and the reason. Then the paper points out the State of Nature according to Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. It also put forth the differences of opinion of these jurists of the State of Nature with regard to social contract and lastly the critical apprehension of the theory of social contract given by Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.

Keywords: World Literature Language, Teaching, Legal Theory, Comparative Linguistics, Political Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Political Science Law, Cultural Studies, Political Theory, Inter-faith Contact, Theology, Inter-civilization contact, conflict, Islam, Philosophy, History, critical issues, renaissance

Suggested Citation

Laskar, Manzoor, Summary of Social Contract Theory by Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau (April 4, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2410525 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2410525

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