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  • Rousseau's Ideas About Education
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    Rousseau's profound insight can be found in almost every trace of modern philosophy today. Somewhat complicated and ambiguous, Rousseau's general philosophy tried to grasp an emotional and passionate side of man which he felt was left out of most previous philosophical thinking. In his early writing, Rousseau contended that man is essentially good, a "noble savage" when in the state of nature (the state of all the other animals, and the condition man was in before the creation of civilization an...
  • Greatest Happiness To The Greatest Number
    625 words
    Political Philosophers Jeremy Bentham figured that laws should be socially useful and not merely reflect the status quo. While he believed that men inevitably pursue pleasure and avoid pain, Bentham thought it to be a sacred truth that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. Bentham supposed that morality could be derived from "enlightened self-interest", and that a person who always acted with a view to his own maximum satisfaction in the long ...
  • Rousseau Bad Idea Rousseau
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    Rousseau- Bad Idea Rousseau is a man who believed that the "state of nature" in which man lived is what can make man go mad and live in disharmony. Although Rousseau has a valid argument his view on the state of nature is misconstrued. Rousseau believes that instead of living in a state of nature, man needed to live in "societies" instead. In these societies Rousseau envisioned a government that protected the people and their rights. This is a bad idea because if the government is given more and...
  • Opposite View Of Rousseau
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    World Civilization II January 14, 2000 The Lesser Half When Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote about the inequalities of women it was acceptable for that time period. During the 1700's a women's role was primarily to bear and raise their children, which is emphasized by Rousseau in Emile. In all other aspects they were viewed to be inferior to men. Mary Wollstonecraft's rebuttal to Emile appeared thirty years later, in which she refutes the traditional roles of women. Society has since changed; men and...
  • Themes Of Rousseau's The Social Contract
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed that society was a corrupted establishment. It is ill advised for a government or a constitution to place sanctions on humanity and its natural freedom. But no matter how evil government is, it is a necessary one. Rousseau tried to find the harmony between the individual and society in The Social Contract, in which he stated that with the right kind of politics, the true freedom of people would shine through. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen ...
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
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    Jean Jacques Rousseau was born on June 28, 1712 in Geneva, Switzerland, into a Protestant family of French refugees. His mother died shortly after his birth, and his father was a watchmaker who fled from Geneva after being involved in a "brawl". This left Jean-Jacques to be cared for by an aunt and uncle. He was sent to school in the country, where he lived with a pastor until he was twelve years old. Eventually, he was an apprenticed engraver. At the age of sixteen, Jean-Jacques left Geneva and...

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