Monday, January 6, 2020

Social Contract Is The Formidable Obelisk For...

Social Contract is the formidable obelisk for peacebuilding and statebuilding. One of the oldest and widely cited Social Contract theories is the one of theorist’s John Rawls. His theory proposed an objective perspective of the Social Contract concept that was rooted from medieval Europe, this widely accepted principle that â€Å"all men are by nature free and equal† (Lessnoff, 1990, p. 3) made Rawls disparate to his brethren who too theorized this concept. Rawls rendition of the theory was not only non-traditional to the views of his predecessors (i.e. ‘Junius Brutus’, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and John Locke) it also presented principles of social justice, the origin of society, and placed the state’s action as a standard which was a stark difference to other political philosophical theories. For the purpose of this proposal, the Rawlsian contract will be applied as the base of my argument; this proposal will begin by defining key terminologies, it will then proceed to detail the origins of the Social Contract, it will analyze popular Social Contract theories, it will interpret shared and competing assumptions, and lastly the evidence that support my main argument that the Social Contract is the foundation of peacebuilding and statebuilding will be scrutinized. In order to ensure that the argument will have its optimal impact, the definitions of key words will be presented in this section. To begin, the definition of Social Contact that will be utilized is that of

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