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PHIL 1070
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Poly Sci 10/01/2013 The Social Contract Rousseau: 1712­1778 Written in 1762 Rousseau’s State of Nature People are naturally good (to Rousseau) People are equal People are not naturally moral or ethical For morality to make sense, it must be in respect to other people and people must come together in  community to have ethics “Noble savages” Famous for speaking in paradoxes “Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains.” “Man becomes a soldier only after he becomes a citizen.” Agricultural Economy Land more precious/valuable and something to be possessed. When people begin to own private property and collect money, government protected the rich and made  everyone else unequal and subservient. The type of social contract signed at that point then enhances vices, not virtue. Two ways to behave: Amour de soi – self respect; often translate as conscience Amour propre – vanity; hateful & angry passions Demands that people like you more than self, which hurts and humiliates neighbor. Everything Locke wanted to happen did happen, but it didn’t result in the better community/society  envisioned. Big critic of Laissez Faire – leads to amour propre Wants a society where people are not each other’s victims Law must be applied equally to everyone Laws that reason teaches us are just conscience leads us to obey
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