Rousseau and his Theory of Democracy Analytical Essay by Annette

Rousseau and his Theory of Democracy
The following paper examines Rousseau's theory of democracy which is based on inequality where the best and strongest man wins.
# 5361 | 775 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Philosophy (General)

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The following paper discusses Rousseau's theory of democracy which was contradictory to the dictum of the democratic practice we have today but is nevertheless the practical view of democracy. This paper argues that although Rousseau's theory may not be congruent to the image we have of democracy or the natural state, we have seen traces of it in existent in our life.

From the Paper:

"When man was first introduced with the theory of living in a society, he was only too glad to join as it ensured his safety and shelter. Through the course of time he learned from others to become wiser in the ways of living, thereby there emerged laws and regulations by one community abide to live together. Many communities have their own rules and regulations, and each one put up conditions for any one who does not obey it. This was a natural discourse by which man had grown to become caveman society."

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