CC Study Guide Midterm 1 Jean Jacques Rousseau The Social Contract - Men are born free yet everywhere are in chains. - Civil society does nothing to enforce the equality and individual liberty that were promised to man when he entered that society.
Inclination and Duty in Relation to the Morality of Actions
"An action from duty has its moral worth not in the purpose to be attained by it but in the maxim in accordance with which it is decided upon" (Groundwork 13). In the above state
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Voltaires Candide reduces deadly serious subjects to ridiculousness. Voltaire satirizes a number of ideas throughout this story. First is optimism, painting the world as something of dis-utopia. He also poke
Tocqueville: Democracy in America Concepts of equality and liberty The tyranny of the majority The difficulties posed by "individualism" and how to create public commitment through participation and association The new despotism and government intrus