International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 12, Issue 3, March 2022 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


The academic fallacy of the Social Contract Theory
      Owais Ashraf
Abstract: The following paper is an academic attempt to dissect upon the theory of Social Contract by virtue of analytical progression. It is heavily directed towards determining characteristics of authority, especially Sovereign authority. It does so by bridging the gap in human consciousness created by linguistic recognition of the Social Contract and advocates for the presence of an eternal power structure only progressively nuanced to accommodate variable human tendencies. As the presence of an eternal power structure goes against the inventive ethos of the generally accepted Social Contract theory, this paper indeed argues that the present socio-political structures are nothing but denouements of such a power structure and are therefore needed to be understood in anthropological light before ascribing meanings to such a structure. This paper also attempts to scrutinize the Moral Obligation of the Sovereign in order to contextualize an ever-present friction between the citizens and their sovereign and it does so by retrospectively unfolding the progress of authority to determine its consequence which in turn help us to determine the true function of a Sovereign.

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Owais Ashraf (2022); The academic fallacy of the Social Contract Theory; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) 12(3) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.12.03.2022.p12339
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