From the State of Nature to the Social Contract Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

From the State of Nature to the Social Contract
An examination of several political theories.
# 122158 | 3,750 words | 33 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (General)


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This paper analyzes the evolution of several political theories, including those of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. It further discusses the development from theories on the state of nature to the social contract. The common bond of the theories relating to political systems is to provide order and stability within social systems.

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"From the Renaissance through the Enlightenment a number of philosophers undertook a major intellectual project a project involving nothing less than an analysis of the political systems and relationships that had evolved over time as a means of providing order and stability within social systems. Key theorists in this somewhat expansive era include Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. As noted by Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins much of the work done by the politically oriented philosophers..."

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