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Jean Jacques Rousseau
This paper examines the social contract theory of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
# 96931 | 1,424 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 19, 2007 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Philosophy (General)

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The paper discusses how Jean Jacques Rousseau was essentially against any social order that curtailed personal freedom or natural liberty. The paper explains his beliefs of allowing the public to choose the person who would implement laws while the system would work on the principle of general will. The paper relates that Rousseau's social contract theory shaped modern political thought and is still commonly cited when democracy and rights are discussed.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Habermas, J. (1998). Three normative models of democracy. In J. Habermas, The inclusion of the other (pp. 240-252). Cambridge, MA: The MIT press.
  • Rousseau, Of the Social Contract (1762), in The Social Contract and Other Later Political Writings, trans. Victor Gourevitch (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997)
  • Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953)
  • James Madison. The Federalist No. 10. The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection Thursday, November 22, 1787. Retrieved online 6th Feb 2007 from

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