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I'm still a communist in the sense that I don't believe the world will survive with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer - I think that the pressures will get so tremendous that the social contract will just come apart.
Pete Seeger

Meaning of "social contract" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOCIAL CONTRACT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOCIAL CONTRACT

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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Social contract is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOCIAL CONTRACT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

social contract

Social contract

In moral and political philosophy, the social contract or political contract is a theory or model, originating during the Age of Enlightenment, that typically addresses the questions of the origin of society and the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual. Social contract arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either explicitly or tacitly, to surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority of the ruler or magistrate, in exchange for protection of their remaining rights. The question of the relation between natural and legal rights, therefore, is often an aspect of social contract theory. The Social Contract is also the title of a 1762 book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau on this topic. Although the antecedents of social contract theory are found in antiquity, in Greek and Stoic philosophy and Roman and Canon Law, as well as in the Biblical idea of the covenant, the heyday of the social contract was the mid-17th to early 19th centuries, when it emerged as the leading doctrine of political legitimacy.

Definition of social contract in the English dictionary

The definition of social contract in the dictionary is an agreement, entered into by individuals, that results in the formation of the state or of organized society, the prime motive being the desire for protection, which entails the surrender of some or all personal liberties.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOCIAL CONTRACT

social capital
Social Chapter
Social Charter
social circle
social climber
social climbing
social club
social column
social compact
social conscience
Social Credit
Social Crediter
social democracy
social democrat
social democratic
Social Democratic and Labour Party
Social Democratic Party
social disease
social drinker
social drinking

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOCIAL CONTRACT

abstract
alimentary tract
attract
breach of contract
contract
detract
digestive tract
distract
extract
fixed cost contract
in the abstract
interact
malt extract
respiratory tract
retract
service contract
subcontract
subtract
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urinary tract
yeast extract

Synonyms and antonyms of social contract in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «social contract» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOCIAL CONTRACT

Find out the translation of social contract to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of social contract from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «social contract» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

社会契约
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contrato social
570 millions of speakers

English

social contract
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सामाजिक अनुबंध
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

العقد الاجتماعي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

общественный договор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contrato social
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সামাজিক চুক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contrat social
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kontrak sosial
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gesellschaftsvertrag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

社会契約
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사회 계약
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kontrak sosial
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hợp đồng xã hội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சமூக ஒப்பந்தம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामाजिक करार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Toplumsal sözleşme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contratto sociale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umowa społeczna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суспільний договір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contract social
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοινωνικό συμβόλαιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sosiale kontrak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

samhällskontrakt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sosial kontrakt
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about social contract

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9 QUOTES WITH «SOCIAL CONTRACT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word social contract.
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Alex Berenson
The notion that employees and companies have a social contract with each other that goes beyond a paycheck has largely vanished in United States business.
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Tammy Bruce
When the courts decide that murderers, rapists, and others who maliciously break our social contract deserve health care that most working Americans can't afford, they are condemning good people to death.
3
David Korten
Wall Street sees a social fabric or social contract as inefficiencies, which need to be removed.
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Simon Mainwaring
In fact, I believe the first companies that make an effort to develop an authentic, transparent, and meaningful social contract with their fans and customers will turn out to be the ones that are the most successful in the future. While brands that refuse to make the effort will lose stature and customer loyalty.
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John Charles Polanyi
What makes the Universal Declaration an epochal document is first of all its global impetus and secondly the breadth of its claims, a commitment to a new social contract, binding on all the Governments of the world.
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Bob Riley
Nothing is worse, or more of a breach of the social contract between citizen and state, than for government officials, bureaucrats and agencies to waste the money entrusted to them by the people they serve.
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Pete Seeger
I'm still a communist in the sense that I don't believe the world will survive with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer - I think that the pressures will get so tremendous that the social contract will just come apart.
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Al-Waleed bin Talal
Saudi Arabia has stability. The social contract and the political contract between the king and the rulers and the royal family and the ruled people in Saudi Arabia is very strong and the bondage is so solid.
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Elizabeth Warren
Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea, God Bless, keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and paid forward for the next kid who comes along.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOCIAL CONTRACT»

Discover the use of social contract in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to social contract and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Social Contract
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Jean Jacques Rousseau, 2010
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Du Contrat Social
Presents the eighteenth century French philosopher's views on society and the relationship between the individual and the state
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1968
3
Evolution of the Social Contract
In this highly readable book, Brian Skyrms, a recognized authority on game and decision theory, investigates traditional problems of the social contract in terms of evolutionary dynamics.
Brian Skyrms, 1996
4
Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition
A major study of Hobbes' political philosophy drawing on developments in game and decision theory.
Jean Hampton, 1988
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Game Theory and the Social Contract: Just playing
In this second volume the author unveils his own controversial theory, which abandons the metaphysics of Immanuel Kant for the naturalistic approach to mortality of David Hume.
K. G. Binmore, 1998
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Justice and the Social Contract : Essays on Rawlsian ...
This collection will be useful to the wide range of scholars interested in Rawls and theories of justice.
Samuel Freeman Stephen F. Goldstone Term Professor of Philosophy and Law University of Pennsylvania, 2006
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The Jewish Social Contract: An Essay in Political Theology
The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity.
David Novak, 2009
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The Social Contract from Hobbes to Rawls
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
David Boucher, Paul Kelly, 2003
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Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political ...
Volume II contains the later writings such as the Social Contract. The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Gourevitch, 1997
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The Social Contract
What is the "social contract," and what are our obligations to it? Is the "general will" infallible? What are the limits of sovereign power? What are the marks of "good government"? What constitutes the death of the body politic?
‎2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOCIAL CONTRACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term social contract is used in the context of the following news items.
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Americans need a new social contract for the sharing economy
Americans need a new social contract, one that brings more certainty and tangible benefits to all these part-timers and independent contractors. As they explain ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
2
Toward a real social contract
Toward a real social contract. Residents demand Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki to step down, during a protest in the central town of Sidi Bouzid. «The Daily Star, May 15»
3
Smog and the Social Contract
It's a special kind of social contract where the establishment says, “We'll keep raising your incomes, as long as you don't complain about all this other stuff.”. «Foreign Policy, May 15»
4
Sipilä breaks off talks over social contract
Prime Minister-designate Juha Sipilä (Centre) decided late on Wednesday evening to break off negotiations over a social contract that was to boost ... «Helsinki Times, May 15»
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Govt breaking social contract with sell-off
As part of that social contract, therefore, it is assumed our government will work to provide that most basic of needs, shelter, for the many who are unable to afford ... «Manawatu Standard, Mar 15»
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The New Social Contract for The Internet
We have reason to rejoice these days. Ever since the world became aware of U.S. policy to surveil Internet users en masse, the ground has shifted under the ... «Huffington Post, Dec 14»
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Revamping Europe's Tattered Social Contract
WASHINGTON, DC – For most of the beginning of 2014, the eurozone seemed to be in a state of recovery – weak and unsteady, but nonetheless real. In April ... «Project Syndicate, Sep 14»
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First Nations social contracts: How to contain an aboriginal rebellion
The new religion of economic development — mines, pipelines, power projects and private property — is being promoted by Bob Rae, Jim Prentice, and even ... «CBC.ca, Jun 14»
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A new local social contract to tackle Youth Unemployment
This local social contract is required because the challenge of having vast numbers of young people unemployed is deeply pernicious. We know from significant ... «Policy Network, May 14»
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Julian Fantino says there is a social contract with veterans
Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino said Thursday the work done by his department is a social contract with veterans, even though government lawyers have ... «CBC.ca, Mar 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Social contract [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/social-contract>. May 2020 ».
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