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  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Topic #1 Jean-Jacques Rousseau makes the provocative claim that the transfer of sovereignty involves in the election of representatives signifies a loss of freedom: "The instant a people chooses representatives, it is no longer free." (On the Social Contract, p.103) Do you agree with Rousseau? The book "On the Social Contract" published on 1762 by Jean-Jacques Rousseau is one of his most important works, which points out the basis for a genuine political order and freedom. One of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

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    Philosophy 4: Paper Two (Prompt #2) Rousseau believes that even when one votes in the minority they can obey the law and still be free. But, “how can the opposing minority be both free and subject to laws to which they have not consented?” (Rousseau, pg. 153) Rousseau’s response is that citizens must consent to all the laws because “ to inhabit the territory is to submit to the sovereign.”(Rousseau, p.153) In accordance with the social contract, when a citizen votes they should completely surrender

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau Essay

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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau "I was born to a family whose morals distinguished them from the people." (Josephson 9) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28, 1712. He became the son of Isaac Rousseau, a plebian class watchmaker, and Suzanne Bernard, the daughter of a minister who died shortly after giving birth to him. Rousseau's baptism ceremony was a traditional one held at St. Peter's Cathedral on July 4, 1712 by the reverend senebies. He had an elder brother who had

  • Contributions Of Jean Jacques Rousseau

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    Jean-jacques Rousseau was a one of many things, he was a writer of the “Age of Enlightenment” and Rousseau was also a French philosopher. Rousseau’s political philosophy of formulation of social contract also known as Contractarianism, strongly influenced the French Revolution and also the development of the Liberal, Conservative, and Socialist theories. Jean-jacques Rousseau was born on June 28, 1712 he was born in the city-state of Geneva which was a protestant associate of the Swiss Confederacy

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau Essay

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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau      “I was born to a family whose morals distinguished them from the people.” (Josephson 9) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28, 1712. He became the son of Isaac Rousseau, a plebian class watchmaker, and Suzanne Bernard, the daughter of a minister who died shortly after giving birth to him. Rousseau’s baptism ceremony was a traditional one held at St. Peter’s Cathedral on July 4, 1712 by the reverend senebies. He had an elder brother who had

  • Jean Domat, Montesquieu And Jean Jacques Rousseau

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    viewpoints on government due to basing their ideas on the same former structures. But, in contrast new government structures include a variety of variations. Therefore, Jean Domat, Montesquieu and Jean Jacques Rousseau have major differences in their outlooks on government, but they do share similar aspects. To start off with, Jean Domat was a French jurist who ideas stem from the kings practice of royal absolutism. In addition, Domat also established a large presence of the law of God within her

  • Kant And Jean Jacques Rousseau

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    those who pursued their personal interests rather than those of the common good, then they would be seen as selfish and face consequences. Rousseau believed that each person obtains a “natural repugnance to seeing any sentient being, especially our fellow man, perish or suffer,” (DeLue and Dale 190) and that this only changes due to pity and selfishness. Rousseau did not take kindly to those who were seen as selfish and following self interest. He stated that a society “can banish him [a person who

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau Essay

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    As Rousseau states, the government is used to create particular acts such as making a rule pertaining to an individual, bestowing an honor upon an individual and inflicting punishment upon an individual. These acts are executed by the magistrate. "Each of us

  • George Rousseau And Jean Jacques Rousseau Essay

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    lot changed with the French Revolution and the abolishment of the French monarchy but let us take a look a few years before that, where two great minds of this time had their own opinion of Liberty an how to achieve it. Denis Diderot and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are two of the original Romantics; they both brought new ideas to the world and tried to change it. Diderot was very big on man being able to think for themselves, not always being told what to do and how to do it, he believe in our ability

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau Essay

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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau had a theory of human nature that differed from all others. The way we started, grew as a society, and live now, are totally different than what we have already learned this semester. He thought of what is called a Social Contract Theory. This theory will be discussed in this paper, especially in the aspects of personal freedom, the role of the intellect, human social and/or spiritual relations, and the nature of the self.      How much personal freedom

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