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PSCI FINAL REVIEW Question assumptions; if you want to dispute a theory, show that the thinker’s beliefs are contradictory/conflicting. Do not say “feels” rather “argues/states” What the thinker says v. What the thinker says MEANS Hour-long response to essay cover all points What is each thinker’s starting point/conception of what it means to be a person? THEMES ROUSSEAU Revolution / Rebellion does say we have to turn our back on social contract & start anew, but why is Rousseau seen as such a catalyst/symbol of French Rev when he does not openly advocate disobedience. No real theory of revolution. When people realize that something is fraudulent, it is NOT CLEAR what they do next. Rousseau’s take on freedom moral freedom: obedience to a law we prescribe to ourselves , in society this is not about relativism , but about the General Will as a community. Is it the General Will or the right answer? Both; GW should be enacted correctly, and one must act as if it is correct. Must have majority choosing correct answer. In the meantime, even if one dissents they must act as if the majority has chosen the right answer. Implication of trial & error? Rousseau retrospective recognition of mistakes informs the GW. This is preferable to individuals disobeying laws they do not agree with, because we must be a community that ascribes laws to itself. Great Legislator has no authority or power. His job is only to show up at assemblies and try to
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This note was uploaded on 08/03/2008 for the course PSCI 181 taught by Professor Hirshmann during the Spring '08 term at UPenn.

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