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Lord of the Flies by William Golding and the Philosophy of Rousseau

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Rousseau and Golding are both philosophers and are both known for different similar topics. Rousseau is known for his first book, A Discourse on the Sciences and Arts, about his philosophies saying that man is good. Golding is known for his bestselling novel he ever wrote, Lord of The Flies, also expressing his philosophies saying that man is evil. Rousseau and Golding have many contrasts that fight against each other’s philosophies but was never spoken to each other because they lived in different time periods. My view on the spirit of a human without order is that humans are all good even though some don’t show it. Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s philosophies were published in 1762 to explain the good of man. His philosophies explained reasoning is what causes societies to corrupt the good of man and humans are just naturally good by themselves. Also Rousseau’s beliefs show that humans are good physically and mentally also believes,” modern man’s enslavement to his own needs was responsible for all sorts of societal ills,”<http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/rousseau/th emes.html>. All of his philosophies are based of the ideas of modern philosophies saying that if humans didn’t have a governments or societies, what would their natural characteristics be and saying those characteristics are permanent and would never change. So Rousseau took this philosophy and added on to it saying humans are good naturally so the characteristic of being good is permanent and will never
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