John Lock´s Theories of Human Nature vs. Jean-Jacques Rousseau´s Theories

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My Superior Theory Every day I come across other individuals who believe their opinions are superior to mine. It is petty to see the minds of hundreds of individuals trying to prove me wrong, when all they do is misrepresent the current facts of nature. Jean-Jacques Rousseau believes his theories on human nature and social contract are superior to mine, however through years of analyzing human nature I can conclude my theories are superior. First of all, let it be known that my theories are based upon years of witnessing and investigating the true nature of humans and the social contract, so it is unthinkable to believe Rousseau’s unjust theories. Most of my logic behind human nature can be found in my writings, The Two Treatises of…show more content…
Since the State of Nature lacks civil authority, once war begins it is likely to continue. This is one of the strongest reasons that men have to abandon the State of Nature by getting together to form government. The more people that start to realize the advantages of civilization, which is the protection of property, the more will join and create larger communities. According to Rousseau, the means of government are drastically different. He believes that societies come together because “as soon as one man realized that it would was useful for a single individual to have the provisions of two equality disappeared” (Rousseau, 74). As the overall population increased, people herded together, gathering in small communities. When people lived together, they would then be able to divide labor giving people much better lifestyles. The division of labor allowed individuals to specialize in tasks, and the differences in demand created a society full of inequalities. Some individuals had property and others were forced to work for them, and the development of social classes began. Eventually, citizens decided to create a government in order to create a large system where workload was divided between the people. I disagree with this theory. Humans are much more likely to create government with the incentive of protection than that of leisure. Everyone is bound to protect themselves first (Locke, 264). And because of this greed, a

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