On the social contract

Travis Knowlton LCSW
3 min readMar 1, 2023
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The social contract is a philosophical concept that refers to an agreement between individuals and their government, in which individuals agree to give up certain rights and freedoms in exchange for protection and security provided by the government.

This idea dates back to ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, but it was most famously developed by 17th-century philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, John…

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Travis Knowlton LCSW

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