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PHIL 240 Who Should Rule? - Rousseau and the General Will

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 240
Professor
Adam Etinson
Semester
Fall

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Rousseau and the General WillWill of all the personal interests of a group of personsGeneral Will general interest of the collective groupBelieves that legislative power belongs to the Sovereign all citizens and that because laws must meet the General Will no law will be restrictive against one individualAn Executive of elected aristocrats will administer the law but will not decide what the law is Rousseau also believes in a certain level of economic equality as his ideas hinge upon a classless society Recognizes the vulnerability of his system to interest groups solution according to Rousseau is to abolish or severely limit political parties and other interest grouporganizationAlso requires individuals to vote for general will rather than particular interest Rousseaus solution is to have individuals made to identify very stro
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