What is the main idea of a social contract?
A social contract is an agreement between you and your class on a set of expectations which you create together and all sign Since everyone has created and agreed on the expectations, everyone is then responsible for holding each other accountable for adhering to them.
What is a Social Contract?
Social Contract Theory: A theory that suggests that people live in societies because they have voluntarily agreed to follow certain rules and principles. Natural Rights: Rights that people have by nature, including the right to life, liberty, and property.
The first known social contract was written by the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, in 420 BC. The United States Constitution actually contains a reference to a social contract. The term 'social contract' was coined by the French philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in 1762.
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Work together in pairs: What is the main idea of the social contract theory?
Using the handout provided by your teacher answer your assigned Social Contract Questions.
Brain break: Draw a pineapple juggling grapes while wearing a top hat
What is the concept of social contract?
- A legal document outlining citizens' rights and responsibilities
- The idea that individuals should prioritize personal interests over societal interests
- An implicit agreement among members of a society to cooperate for social benefits
Which philosopher believed that individuals enter into a social contract to preserve their freedom while forming a just society?
- Thomas Hobbes
- John Locke
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau