10-4-10*social contract theory-political arrangements are like a social contract-you receive certain benefits by being a part of society*focuses more on which freedoms are given up*Mill focuses on the freedoms-which freedoms are people owed?*there are rights that we cannot and should not give up2 obligations that members of a society owe to society1) not injuring the interests of one another2) each person bearing his share in the sacrifices necessary for society*you owe society what you get out of it-you get freedom, you don’t infringe on others’ freedoms*however, society is not built on people just not interfering, people must also take an active part in society-each person must bear his share in things like paying taxes*society cannot make laws about things that you do to yourself that only affect yourself*society can only interfere if your actions are directly harming others*principle underlining all laws-err on the side of liberty*forcing people to do things doesn’t work
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