Rousseau's Social Contract Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Rousseau's Social Contract
An examination of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's social contract as presented in "Discourse on a Subject Proposed by the Academy of Dijon: What is the Origin of Inequality Among Men, and is it Authorized by Natural Law?"
# 117590 | 1,331 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 09, 2009 in English (Analysis) , Sociology (General)


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This paper examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau's work, "Discourse on a Subject Proposed by the Academy of Dijon: What is the Origin of Inequality Among Men, and is it Authorized by Natural Law?" The paper focuses on discussing Rousseau's social contract as the basis of his discussion and looks at the arguments that Rousseau puts forward.

From the Paper:

"It appears that Rousseau does believe his social contract exists, but it is a device of a couple of other sources. The sources are both nature (innately) and culture (externally). This means that mankind has a mind and soul that determines our internal operations and innate behaviors. It is our inborn abilities and reactions. Mankind also has to conform to the external forces of culture in order to survive. This is where chaste systems, peer pressure, and other factors come into play.
The social contract started out appearing that Rousseau was wishing for living in a certain society, like it did not exist. However, as the social contract continued, it appears that his thinking was telling us why it existed. He definitely believes in combining the innate and external factors, though. Equality of mankind remains a steady factor throughout his social contract."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. " Discourse on a Subject Proposed by the Academy of Dijon: What is the Origin of Inequality Among Men, and is it Authorized by Natural Law?"

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