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Essay on political freedom

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Political freedom and the social contract: “…. men are naturally free and equal as part of the justification for understanding legitimate political government as the result of a social contract where people in the state of nature conditionally transfer some of their rights to the government in order to better insure the stable, comfortable enjoyment of their lives, liberty, and property” John Locke Essay was 1821 words long and explored the historical and philosophical origins and relationship of Political Freedom in relation to the Social Contract.

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Technology Law Social Issues Philosophy Social philosophy Political philosophy John Locke Social contract State of nature Liberty Ancient Greek philosophers Empiricists Thomas Hobbes Plato Socrates
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The social contract is a set of laws, or rules, that protect people and society from harm. That which you have the freedom to do, without impeding these rules, can be loosely defined as political freedom. The concept of being politically free is that we as a society give up certain freedoms in order to avoid anarchy and to live in a society that is safe, and without great fear. This concept dates back to at least the time of Socrates, who believed that limiting political freedom, or instigating the social contract, was essential to maintain a working and healthy society. His views were similarly supported by Plato, but with different reasons as to how the social contract works. Socrates’ and Plato’s work was furthered and supported by the works of Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, who both stated that all men were equal, and as a society should submit to the governing body,...
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