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On the social contract

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Published by Dover Publications in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science,
  • Social contract

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJean-Jacques Rousseau ; translated by G.D.H. Cole.
    SeriesDover thrift editions
    ContributionsCole, G. D. H. 1889-1959.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC179 .R8613 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 97 p. ;
    Number of Pages97
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3564409M
    ISBN 100486426920
    LC Control Number2002034820
    OCLC/WorldCa50598375

    The Social Contract outlines Rousseau's views on political justice, explaining how a just and legitimate state is to be founded, organized and administered. Rousseau sets forth, in his characteristically brazen and iconoclastic manner, the case for direct democracy, while simultaneously casting every other form of government as illegitimate and.   Often hailed as a revolutionary document which sparked the French Revolution, The Social Contract serves both to inculcate dissatisfaction with actually-existing governments and to allow its.

    David Lay Williams's book is the latest addition to the enormous and varied literature on the Social Contract, and it is a very fine offers the novice a secure companion to the original text, and it gives those already familiar with Rousseau an insightful interpretation that can sit alongside others. In effect, these Rousseau supporters say, the social contract is designed to secure or to restore to individuals in the state of civilization the equivalent of the rights they enjoyed in the state of nature. Rousseau was a passionate man who lived in passionate times, and he still stirs passion in those who write about him today/5(10).

    BOOK IV 1. THAT THE GENERAL WILL IS INDESTRUCTIBLE. the sanctity of the social contract and the laws: these are its positive dogmas. Its negative dogmas I confine to one, intolerance, which is a part of the cults we have rejected. Those who distinguish civil from theological intolerance are, to my mind, mistaken. Social contract, in political philosophy, an actual or hypothetical compact, or agreement, between the ruled and their rulers, defining the rights and duties of each. The most influential social-contract theorists were the 17th–18th century philosophers Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.


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Book IV, Chapters Summary. In certain cases, Rousseau recommends the establishment of an additional body called the "tribunate," whose business is to maintain a steady balance between sovereign and government and between government and people. It has no share in executive or legislative power, and is outside the constitution.

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Rousseau's suggested answer is that legitimate political authority rests on a covenant (a "social contract") forged between the members of society.

He has a number of predecessors in theorizing a social contract, including Grotius, who proposes that there is a covenant between the king and his people--a "right of slavery"--where the people agree to surrender their freedom.

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The Social Contract: A Personal Inquiry into the Evolutionary Sources of Order and Disorder is a book by Robert Ardrey. It is the third in his four-book Nature of Man Series. The book extended Ardrey's refutation of the prevailing conviction within social sciences that all social behavior is purely learned and not governed by innate : Robert Ardrey.

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About The Social Contract The Social Contract Summary. Introduction --Suggestions for further reading --Chronology --Translator's note --On the social contract. Foreward --Book I --Book II --Book III --Book IV --Index.

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Again Geneva was the model: not Geneva as it had become in when Rousseau returned there to recover his rights as a citizen, but Geneva. Book 1, Chapter 6: The Social Compact. The origin of society, and a contract which binds members together, is the subject of Chapter 6. Rousseau has already proposed the view that the natural state of individuals is freedom and independence.

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Rousseau's discussion of religion in this last book is commonly viewed as the section that provoked authorities in Paris to ban The Social Contract. He argues that a civil religion is appropriate to a civil society. "The greatest good is not authority, but liberty," he wrote, and in The Social Contract () Rousseau moved from a study of the individual to an analysis of the relationship of the individual to.

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"The greatest good is not authority, but liberty," he wrote, and in The Social.“The Social Contract, ” says M. Dreyfus-Brisac, “is the book of all books that is most talked of and least read.” But with the great revival of interest in political philosophy there has come a desire for the better understanding of Rousseau’s work.As the citizens, by the social contract, are all equal, all can prescribe what all should do, but no one has a right to demand that another shall do what he does not do himself.

It is strictly this right, which is indispensable for giving the body politic life and movement, that the Sovereign, in instituting the government, confers upon the prince.