rousseau and smith gd

rousseau and smith gd - Response to Rousseau and Adam Smith...

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Response to Rousseau and Adam Smith Rousseau and Smith both seem to have their views on the character of human independence. Smith speaks of the human independence in his, Wealth of Nations, in a very interesting way. In Smiths opinion it seems he feels humans are independent on our own, but only to an extent. He refers to individuals such as the butcher, baker and the brewer and explains that while they may provide society with necessitates, they do it for themselves more. They give us these goods, expecting payment in return. While we have the means to pay them, they have the means to provide food or beverages for us. Therefore, to some extent we depend on one another, but not solely. The only people, who depend on the benevolence of others, are beggars. The only way they would be able to eat or drink is if a person gives them the money to buy the goods, or the person providing the food and drink, gives to the beggar free. A beggar depends on the kindness of others in order to get by. Rousseau sees the human race it appears in a similar manner. He believes that we are all like animals. However, he feels when society is placed in a group that is when we are the strongest. As a society we live in a group naturally, to some extent. If you live in the U.S. you are one group, whereas if you live in China, its as if they are in a whole different group. Even
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