Hume famously disagrees with lockes theory and lay

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Unformatted text preview: y after being first acquainted with the ruler , laws to which he will submit in the future. Lockes theory of tacit consent states that if as an adult, you choose to stay in your country of birth and make use of its benefits then you have ‘tacitly’ consented to obey the government and therefore are bound by the contract. This ‘tacit’ consent is essential to Locke’s contract theory because Locke, like Hobbes, believes that contracts must be formed by the willful consent of the people. Hume famously disagrees with Lockes theory and lay out of the tacit consent theory and argues that in reality, the notion of tacit consent is empty and unbelievable because there is often, for example...
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