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Rousseau_Notes - Rousseau Social contract A New Association...

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Rousseau Social contract A New Association Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains Men chose to be constrained (give up some freedom in the social contract) Men have sovereign power If necessary man can change government because man gave govt their power in the first place Locke is a liberal man is free when left alone does not connect freedom with ones ability to shape laws Rousseau does (283) in obedience to the law that one has proscribed is freedom “how can you uinite with all and never the less obey oneself?” answer: “the general will” (282) …as each gives himself to all he gives himself to no one…general will… in place of the private person of each contractive party this act of association prod a moral and collective body…right replaces appetite…forced to act upon other principals and to consult his reason… privileging the community over the individual republican ideal General will
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course GOVT 161 taught by Professor Ikramnick during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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