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Social contract and political obligation

Peter James McCormick

Social contract and political obligation

a critique and reappraisal

by Peter James McCormick

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political obligation.,
  • Social contract.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter J. McCormick.
    SeriesPolitical theory and political philosophy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC329.5 .M28 1987
    The Physical Object
    Pagination322 p. ;
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2732824M
    ISBN 100824008251
    LC Control Number86027011


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Actual Social Contract and Political Obligation: A Philosopher's History Through Locke (Studies in the History of Philosophy)Author: Michael Davis. The term "social contract" refers to the idea that the state exists only to serve Social contract and political obligation book will of the people, who are the source of all political power enjoyed Social contract and political obligation book the state.

The people can choose to give or withhold this power. The Social contract and political obligation book of the social contract is one of the foundations of the American political system. Social contract and political obligation: a critique and reappraisal.

[Peter James McCormick] -- First published in This study is concerned with the problem of political obligation, the normative question of why one should obey the law, and with social contract thought as an answer to this. 1st Edition Published on December 4, by Routledge First published in This study is concerned with the problem of political obligation, the normative Social Contract and Political Obligation: A Critique and Reappraisal - Garland Science Website Announcement.

Attempts to explain political philosophy of Thomas Hobbs, especially his conception of Social contract and political obligation book of man, state of nature, social contract, and political obligation. Past year question paper of. The Social Contract, Rousseau's most comprehensive political work - he called it a 'small treatise' - was condemned on publication by both the civil and the ecclesiastical authorities in France as well as in Geneva, and warrants for its author's arrest were issued.

Social contract, in political philosophy, an actual or hypothetical compact, or agreement, between the ruled and their rulers, defining the rights and duties of each. In primeval times, according to the theory, individuals were born into an anarchic state of nature, which was happy or unhappy according to the particular version.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and other philosophers have also relied on social contract theory, but the classic expressions of the contract theory of political obligation remain Hobbes's Leviathan () and Locke's Second Treatise of Government ().

By political obligation, theorists generally mean a moral requirement to obey the law of one’s state or one’s country. Traditionally, this has been viewed as a requirement to obey the law because it is the law—that is, because of the authority of the legislator, as opposed to the content of particular laws.

Its influence on modern political philosophy is most evident in the hypothetical social contract defended by John Rawls in A Theory of Justice (). But any version of a hypothetical social contract is so inexact and elastic that it can be used to justify any political conclusions that philosophers care to pack into it.

Carole Pateman is Professor of Political Science at UCLA and Honorary Professor in the School of European Studies at Cardiff University. Her publications include Participation and Democratic Theory (), The Problem of Political Obligation, 2nd edition (), and The Sexual Contract ().

This chapter examines David Hume's critique of social contract theory, and particularly John Locke's claim that legitimate government Social contract and political obligation book its legitimacy from the consent of the governed.

It asserts that a grave weakness of Hume's critique is that he never once addresses the argument on which Locke bases his insistence that consent is a necessary and sufficient condition of governmental. "The Social contract and political obligation book Contract," says M.

Dreyfus-Brisac, "is the book Social contract and political obligation book all books that is most talked of and least read." But with the great revival of interest in political philosophy there has come a desire for the better understanding of Rousseau's work. The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights (French: Du contrat social; ou Principes du droit politique) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality ().Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

According to Buchanan, the key development of recent social contract theory has been to distinguish the question of what generates political obligation (the key concern of the consent tradition in social contract thought) from the question of what constitutional orders or social institutions are mutually beneficial and stable over time ().Cited by: The obligation on the part of an individual to obey the ‘general will’ has a very strong appeal in Rousseau’s theory of social contract.

The refusal to obey the general will’ is. - Democracy and Participation: Rousseau, Social Contract, I-II Overview. The concept of “general will” is considered Rousseau’s most important contribution to political science. It is presented as the answer to the gravest problems of civilization, namely, the problems of inequality, amour-propre, and.

In effect, these Rousseau supporters say, the social contract is designed to secure or to restore to individuals in the state of civilization the equivalent of the rights they enjoyed in the state of nature.

Rousseau was a passionate man who lived in passionate times, and he still stirs passion in those who write about him today. Additional Physical Format: Online version: McCormick, Peter James. Social contract and political obligation. New York: Garland Pub., (OCoLC) “The Social Contract, ” says M.

Dreyfus-Brisac, “is the book of all books that is most talked of and least read.” But with the great revival of interest in political philosophy there has come a desire for the better understanding of Rousseau’s work. social contract theory is now again a major focus of systematic and original political thought.".

Noting that many theorists never used the term "contract," Lessnoff argues that "What matters is the CONCEPT, which is that of a binding agreement or exchange of by: The Social Contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau The first societies BOOK 1 This little treatise is salvaged from a much longer work that I abandoned long ago, having started it without thinking about whether I was capable of pulling it off.

Of various bits that might be rescued from what I had written of that longer work, what IFile Size: KB. The social contract theory, funded on the hypothetical state of nature The justification for political obligation is this: given that men are naturally self-interested, yet they are rational, they will choose to submit to the authority of a Sovereign in order to be able to live in a civil society, which is conducive to their own interests.

Locke made the social contract the basis of his advocacy of popular sovereignty, the idea that the monarch or government must reflect the will of the people. Like Locke, the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, in Le Contrat social (), found the general will a means of establishing reciprocal rights and duties, privileges, and.

In Book I of The Social Contract, Rousseau sets out to determine the basis for legitimate, political authority. To complete this task, Rousseau must examine. Social Contract Theory is the view that persons' moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live.

Role of the Leviathan. A summary of Book I, Chapters in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Social Contract and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.

Du Contrat Social = Principes du droit Politique = The Social Contract = Principles of Political Rights, Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial /5.

Political theorists have long attempted to find a plausible rationale for the existence of the coercive State. This quest reached a climax during the Enlightenment when philosophers and political scientists rejoiced over the discovery of a new model depicting the relationship between the individual and the State: the social contract.

At the heart of social contract theory are the themes of liberty, covenant, and power. Contrary to many writers, Hobbes defines liberty as “the absence of external impediments” rather than an ability to do otherwise.

(similar to Jonathan Edwards) “Law and right, differ as much as obligation Author: Obbie Todd. Start studying The Social Contract. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. A summary of Book III, Chapters in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract.

Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Social Contract and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Essays for The Social Contract. The Social Contract literature essays are academic essays for citation.

These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Social Contract. Locke and Rousseau; Melville's Political Thought in "Moby-Dick" Love in the Passions; Human Inequality and Rousseau's Social Contract Solution.

excerpts from Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau stresses, like John Locke, the idea of a social contract as the It is the condition which all political machinery depends on and which alone makes political undertakings legitimate.

Without it, political actions All the obligations which a citizen owes. Inpolitical philosopher Thomas Hobbes published.

As part of political obligation, a country's citizens are expected to pay taxes to their government. The Social Contract or Principles of Political Right. Book IV. Rousseau, Jean Jacques. Social Contract & Discourses. neither temples, nor altars, nor rites, and is confined to the purely internal cult of the supreme God and the eternal obligations of morality, is the religion of the Gospel pure and simple, the true theism, what may be.

Origin and Development of Social Contract Theory 3. Contributors 4. Modern Version. Definition and Meaning of Social Contract Theory: In social science and particularly in political science the concept of social contract is very well known and popular though many question (and quite reasonably) its.

I assume that this task is of central importance to all right-based social contract theories: in chapter one I lay out the general problems faced by all contract theories, and in chapter two, three and four I examine in depth the accounts of political obligation offered by Locke, Rousseau, and : Simon Cushing.

BOOK IV 1. THAT THE GENERAL WILL IS INDESTRUCTIBLE each State, having its own cult as well as its own government, made no distinction between its gods and its laws. Political war was also theological; the provinces of the gods were, so to speak, fixed by the boundaries of nations.

the sanctity of the social contract and the laws: these. In Plato’s most well-known dialogue, Republic, social contract theory is represented again, although this time less favorably.

In Book II, Glaucon offers a candidate for an answer to the question “what is justice. ” by representing a social contract explanation for the nature of justice. I first read the Social Contract back in pdf. Then, it pdf but one piece of philosophy/political writings out of many.

I ran across the book again a few months ago and decided to give it a second reading. I was very happy that I did. In these uncertain times, the truth and role of government becomes cloudy/5(6).Feminism, the Individual, and Contract Theory* Susan Moller Okint In previous works, especially The Problem of Political Obligation (), Carole Pateman has taken issue with much in the social contract tradition.

Confronting the "hypothetical voluntarism" that "plays an extremely important role in .Thinking ebook the Intimacy Contract: Social Contract Critique and the Privatization of US Empire. Rachel H. Brown - forthcoming - Political Theory details This essay considers how an “intimacy contract,” as a conceptual tool and a political reality, extends existing critiques of the social contract tradition by accounting.