Clearing the Ground for a New Social Contract

Solon, Rousseau and Locke Revisited


  • Vivan Storlund Independent researcher
  • Leonidas A. Papakonstantinidis


justice, Social contract, Win-win-win method, Democracy, Rousseau, Locke, Freedom of Contract


We are today at a societal juncture, where we need new approaches to tackle societal issues. The transition from an industrial society to one dominated by digital means, as well as the neoliberal policies that have been dominating during the past 30 years or so, have led to growing social inequalities. Thus, a new social contract is often called for, and it is then timely to look back at Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract. We will do so here, and pin Rousseau's theory down through the Papakonstantinidis' Win-win-win method.



Author Biography

Leonidas A. Papakonstantinidis

Prof. Emeritus, University of Peloponnesus

Academician (International Mariinskaya Academy, RU)

Honorary Professor UBL University, Indonesia

International Board Director Member of Cypress International Institute, Malawi


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How to Cite

Storlund, V., & Papakonstantinidis, L. A. (2023). Clearing the Ground for a New Social Contract: Solon, Rousseau and Locke Revisited. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 19(2), 339–350. Retrieved from