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Communitarians’ disagreement with social contract theory involves each of the...

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trang5891 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted December 12, 2011 at 9:53 AM via web

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Communitarians’ disagreement with social contract theory involves each of the following points EXCEPT:

a. whether the state is natural or artificial

b. whether humans can best develop their capacities outside of the political community.

c. whether government should be neutral toward the cultural views of a community.

d. whether or not it is best to focus on man’s social nature.

e. none of the above

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 7, 2012 at 3:04 AM (Answer #1)

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Communitarians believed that an individual must find a connection between him/herself and the community in which they live. They believed that values and beliefs were/are formed within the public space of the community (by all of the individuals which were/are a part of the community). An idea central to Communitarian thought was the concept of positive rights.

Communitarians accepted the Social Contract Theory in a limited way. By doing this, they live under certain obligations which "are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live."

Therefore, the answer to the question would be "d: whether or not it is best to focus on man's social nature."

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