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The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Mar 22, 2012

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while perhaps not terribly convincing, rosseau does try his hand at a conceivable utopia. the vague idea of his premises, however inspiring, are less achievable for a society that's already progressed so far but contextually, his insights could not have come at a better time. still, rosseau certainly allows food for both contextual and modern day thought. if you skip past all the small points of error and controversy, rosseau at the heart of the social contract addresses the requirement for a more holistic and unified society, which is a notion that i deem pretty transcendental anyway. interesting to sort of show the workings of an early modernist.

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