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Unformatted text preview: Becky Gibas Rousseau believed no one had the authority to make someone do something unless it was the authority of the people as a whole. Essay 2/ Question two Pol 140 “ How could a man or people seize a vast territory and keep out the rest of the human race except by a criminal ursurption-since the action would rob the rest of mankind of the shelter and food that nature has given them all in common.”- (Rousseau pg 67) Rousseau emplies that this is a violation of the “social contract.” Beleiving man lives in a society that oppressed people of their natural birthrights. Also believing society does nothing to enact or enforce the freedom and equality that every individual of society should have, he writes the book The Social Contract . However, what is the social contract? How does it three enacters :the general will, sovereign, and lawgiver function together to form this larger moral...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course POL 141 taught by Professor Penfillio during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.
- Spring '08