PLPT 3020 Lec 12 02 - PLPT 3020\/25\/2013 1 Rousseau Social Contract(1762 a The puzzle how to reconcile liberty and political authority Contrast with

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PLPT 3020 Lec 12 02/25/2013 1. Rousseau: Social Contract (1762) a) The puzzle: how to reconcile liberty and political authority? – Contrast with Locke b) R’s Social Contract and the remarkable change in man c) Moral liberty or autonomy d) Resolving the puzzle: the distinction between natural liberty, moral liberty, and civil liberty in R 2. “Man is born free, and yet everywhere he is in chains…How did this change take place? I have no idea. What can make it legitimate? I believe I can answer this question”. SC p.156 a) Naturally free of people b) Being chained – by law (restricting you) – every political system is full of oppression – condemn all the political system around him and then gives his idea. 3. Locke’s Contract a) You give some natural liberty b) You get better security of your remaining liberty; that is, restricted civil liberty under the rule of the majority will (small liberty but more security) 4. R SC a) You shouldn't give up any liberty: “the difficulty is to find a form of association
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