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Unformatted text preview: when the individual alone cannot survive alone. Judaism looks at the social contract as an instillation of morality, not the obvious continuation of it. The most interesting point that Rousseau makes is about the loss of ideological diversity with the introduction of political parties. He emphasizes the importance of diversity and the individuals opinion, in that these opinions create minute, solvable, differences, rather that one gaping gap between two opposing ideologies or perspectives. Judaism embraces diversity in that the Talmud and other rabbinic writings include every perspective and value them. Judaism bases itself on the idea of questioning and answering those questions; an example being Midrash. There are many similarities between the two explanations of social contract, which makes sense. Community is a source of continuity in all civilizations, and this is predicated on the social contract....
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- Spring '08