J J Rousseau

Rousseau: Social Contract Theory

Jean Jacques Rousseau, a Philosopher of Geneva, was popularly known as the great philosopher of Geneva. In his book, Social Contract, he began with the important quotation that Man is born free but Everywhere he is in chains. In his work, Rousseau explains the nature of political authority and legitimacy. Rousseau, in his state of […]

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Jean Jacques Rousseau on General Will

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an influential Genevan philosopher and writer active during the 18th-century Enlightenment period. He made significant contributions to political philosophy and educational theory. Rousseau believed that human beings are inherently good but are corrupted by the evils of society. He viewed civil society as an artificial construct that limits humans’ natural freedom. In

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