Sociedade política e contrato social: as perspectivas de Locke e Burke

Translated title of the contribution: Politics and society social contract: the prospects of Locke and Burke

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The objective of this paper is to analyze the concept of social contract expressed in the Essay on the True Extent and End of Civil Government (2nd Treaty) and the conception that Burke presents about the same theme in Reflections on the French Revolution and the New Appeal to the Old Whigs. We look at the two authors selecting points about the social contract, establishing the uniqueness of each one face to another, starting by defining what civil society is in opposition to the Natural State, the reasons for its establishment and what this means in terms of human development; the analysis of the status of the subject in society; the peculiarity of Burkean social contract and the consequences that emanate from there to the commitments of the subject to the political society and the appreciation of the power of contestating the government by the citizens and the political community and the different stability of the social pact for each of the authors.

Translated title of the contributionPolitics and society social contract: the prospects of Locke and Burke
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)220-233
Number of pages15
JournalQuaestio Iuris
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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