History of Social contracts

History and modern examples

Whats a social contract

A social contract is a contract in a group or a society where a group of people give up certain rights for the government or ruler to protect the rest of their rights. Social contracts are also agreements and rules to behave or act a certain war in order to receive benefits.

Where the idea of a social contract came from

The ideology of the social contract came from many movements and people throughout history. However the most noted creation of them was in the Enlightenment period between the 17-18 century. Some people that contributed to the social contract was; Hugo Grotius, Thomas Hobbes, Samuel Purfendorf, Immanuel Kant.

Modern examples of social contracts

Social contracts are used in everyday life in our society, governments and even our own homes. Above are modern examples of social contracts in use today.