The social contract theory is based on the notion that a voluntary, unanimous agreement exists among a society’s members to obey governmental laws formed by those they collectively select. It is not a formal contract, but a moral code that enables us to each pursue our own self-interests, understanding that others feel permission to do the same. Ideally, this will serve to create a peaceful society. The principle of equality considers the concepts of justice, social benefits and harms, and real versus perceived differences between people. “It is unjust to treat people differently in ways that deny to some of them significant social benefits unless we can show that there is a difference between them that is relevant to the different treatment” (MacKinnon, 2015, p. 175). This activity aligns with module outcome 2.
Prepare for your discussion by completing your readings and viewings. Then respond to the following:
Initial Discussion Post
Your initial post should be at least 250 words and must substantively integrate the assigned readings from the module with proper APA style formatting.