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Unformatted text preview: Marybeth Ibarrientos Political Science Homework #1 August 26 2010 The Political Landscape 1. What is the social contract theory? The social contract theory was derived from two English theorists, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, both of which had solid ideas of its meaning. Although both theorists held different theories to control of government, Hobbes and Locke were in some agreement to a social contract theory of government. The belief of the social contract theory, from both philosophers, states all people are to be free and equal by natural rights. For the people to be given these rights, in turn, they must give their consent to be in order by the government. Hobbes was aware of humanitys natural state of war and to prevent this horror for protection, he argued the people must allow their rights to be limited for the government. For better control of society and necessary protection tactics, governments would have to regulate on peoples rights and liberties. According to Locke, he was indifferent to Hobbess theory for a regulate on peoples rights and liberties....
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course ANTHRO 4 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '11 term at San Joaquin Delta College.
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