PLPT 3020 Lec 14 03 - PLPT 3020\/04\/2013 1 Rousseau building the sense of community a Strong sense of community is necessary for people to deliberate in

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PLPT 3020 Lec 14 03/04/2013 1. Rousseau: building the sense of community a) Strong sense of community is necessary for people to deliberate in such a way that they will discover the general will. b) What social and institutional conditions does Rousseau think are necessary to build that strong sense? 2. Rousseau always stress a sense of community – people will feel their individual will as a citizen will be reflected in the general will (follow the law to acquire moral liberty) 3. Rousseau: social and institutional conditions necessary to build strong sense of community a) Small, direct democracy a.i. Smaller the political system, the better – the distance of connection a.ii. R supports direct democracy – small scale. a.iii. R does not support representative – the cost: people are not thinking about politics about, are not thinking about what is good for the community; the representatives’ interests will deviate the interests of the people (if only the
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  • Spring '12
  • WHITE
  • Political Philosophy, Age of Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, strong sense

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