The Social Contract
For thousands of years, philosophers have pondered the perfect society. Write a three-page research assignment on the social contract. In this assignment, you need to:
- Research the social contract.
- Provide a brief history of social contract theory.
- Analyze the pros and cons of social contract theory.
- Discuss the philosophies of at least two social contract thinkers. Examples include: Hobbes, Locke, Jefferson, Nozick, and Rawls.
- Conclude with an exploration of what your perfect society/social contract would look like. What laws would you enact or throw out? How would justice be served?