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 In moral and political philosophy, the agreement may be a theory or model that originated during the Age of Enlightenment and typically concerns the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual.[1] agreement arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either explicitly or tacitly, to surrender a number of their freedoms and undergo the authority (of the ruler, or to the choice of a majority) in exchange for cover of their remaining rights or maintenance of the social order.[2][3] The relation between natural and legal rights is usually a subject of agreement theory. The term takes its name from The agreement (French: Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique), a 1762 book by Rousseau that discussed this idea . Although the antecedents of agreement theory are found in antiquity, in Greek and Stoic philosophy and Roman and ecclesiastical law , the heyday of the agreement was the mid-17th to early 19th centuries, when it emerged because the leading doctrine of political legitimacy.The central assertion that agreement theory approaches is that law and political order aren't natural, but human creations. The agreement and therefore the political order it creates are simply the means towards an end—the advantage of the individuals involved—and legitimate only to the extent that they fulfill their a part of the agreement. Hobbes argued that government isn't a celebration to the first contract and citizens aren't obligated to undergo the govt when it's too weak to act effectively to suppress factionalism and civil unrest.  

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