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Who did Rousseau think should rule society?

Rousseau didn't think society should exist at all. However he did believe in particular will over general will so he would favour a direct democracy.


Which author of the social contract argued individuals should participate directly in the formation of laws and policies Voltaire john Locke jean-Jacques Rousseau or Adam smith?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau


What would Hobbes and Rousseau have agreed on?

Hobbes believes that a strong ruler is necessary to maintain order in a society (the Leviathon). Rousseau in 'The Social Contract' gives an account of a civil society that generates good citizens through a democratic education. When the society is first forming however, the people lack these qualities and so a "Lawgiver" steps into power to teach them. This dictatorial figure relinquishes power after his task is complete. As opposed to Hobbes's account where he remains in power forever. Also both Hobbes and Rousseau are social contract theorists and so the consent of the governed is necessary to legitimize a political society. For Hobbes people merely consent to being ruled whereas Rousseau believes the 'general will' of the people should decide the structure of society.


What doctrine said the society should be governed by certain ethical principles?

NAtural Law


Why should citizens be the authors of societys laws according to Rousseau?

According to Rousseau Citizens should be the authors of societies laws because he believed that the only good government was one that was freely formed by the people, and guided by the "general will of society- a direct democracy.


A doctrine that society should be governed by certain ethical principles that are part of nature and can be understood by reason is called?

Natural Law


The belief that society should be governed by certain ethical principles that are part of nature and can be understood by reason is called?

Natural Law.


Thomas Paine was influenced by Rousseau's argument that a government should be dissolved if it?

No, Thomas Paine was influenced by Rousseau's concept that society unites for the common good and that citizens of the state surrender certain selfish desires to have their life liberty and property defended.


John Locke how should land be governed?

according to locke how should a land be governed and why is it the case


How many paintings did Rousseau paint and sell?

You should note that there are two famous French painters named Rousseau. Théodore Rousseau, landscape painter 1812-1867, and Henri Rousseau, naive painter 1844-1910.


According to Swiss philospher jean Jacques Rousseau what can be done to reverse the corrupting effects of society?

We should try to draw out the basic goodness in people through education


According to Swiss philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau what can be done to reverse the corrupting effects of society?

We should try to draw out the basic goodness in people through education.


What were Rousseau's ideas?

Rousseau believed that the ideal government held the freedom of its citizens as its highest priority. He believed efforts should be made to give citizens freedom on a level that would be the closest to that of nature. He believed modern society, unfortunately, compared poorly to the laws of nature.


What kind of state should be republic according to Rousseau?

Anarchy


Which president argued that political parties were evil and should be avoided?

George Washington was the President who argued that political parties should be avoided.


Colonist who argued that the colonies should not separate from Britain is called what?

thew colonies that argued that the colonies should not separates are called patriots


Who argued that government should stay out of private business?

John Stuart Mill argued that government should stay out of private business.


Was Rousseau good for our society today?

Rousseau's political ideas would not be practicable in contemporary society and in the society of his days. Rousseau argued that sovereignty, intended as the power to make laws, should rest in the people, but not through a representative assembly. It should be through direct democracy; that is,by the people voting on bills in a popular assembly). This could have been workable in a small state, such as Rousseau's Geneva, but not in a big state, such as France. His idea of the general will has been criticised. In this, the government should implement and enforce the general will and that citizens should obey the general will, which would render them free. Unfortunately this concept of the general will was not elaborated clearly. Rousseau saw the general will as a protection of the individual against the mass and as a loyalty to the good of all which should everyone's prime concern and commitment so that it is heeded and formulated successfully. Presumably, this general will could be the vote of the popular assembly. However, neither how the genre will would protect the individual nor how is it would be determined successfully is elaborated clearly. This has led some scholars to argue that the concept of the general contributed to the French revolution sliding into a dictatorship and that it amounted to a tyranny of the poor. Theories base on the concepts of the state of nature and a social contract were around in the 17th and 18th centuries and then went out of fashion. His view of inequality and its effect, still can have some resonance.


What enlightenment thinker thought that titles of nobility should be abolished?

Rousseau


Who thought that titles of nobility should be abolished?

Jean Jacques Rousseau


What kind of state should be referred to as a republic according to Rousseau?

Anarchy


What kind of state should referred to as a republic according to Rousseau?

Anarchy


Who argued that punishments should not be exercises on brutality?

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How did Plato contribute to Greek Democracy?

Plato believed that society should be organized so that the best and the brightest governed it,both him and his student Aristotle took part in the rise of democracy.


Did Rousseau support slavery?

Rousseau did not support slavery. He thought it absurd and meaningless. All people are born with liberty and rights. They should not be subjected to ownership when they are equal.

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