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Social contract

Overview#

Social contract In both moral and political philosophy, is a theory or model that originated during the Age of Enlightenment.

Social contract arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either explicitly or tacitly, to surrender some of their freedoms and consent to the Authorization of the ruler or magistrate (or to the decision of a majority), in exchange for protection of their remaining rights.

Social contracts oftens brings up the question of the relation between natural rights and legal rights.

Social contract is related to Dunbar's Numbers.

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