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Contract

Contract

The Legal Conditions of the Social

Chapter:
(p.81) 3 Contract
Source:
The Actual and the Rational
Author(s):
Jean-François Kervégan, Daniela Ginsburg, Martin Shuster
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226023946.003.0004

Beyond Hegel's well-known critique of contractualism and of the idea of social contract, the chapter highlights the properly social (not political) function and value of the concept of contract, such as is developed within the framework of the private law.

Keywords:   contract, social contract, civil society, state

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