Social Contracts

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In this presentation we look at the history and present day idea that we create ethics by agreement through a social contract, beginning with the early theories of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau, continuing through the present day to Rawls, and exploring various objections, communitarian theories, and the social ethic of Ubuntu.


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
stephen@downes.ca

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