A Comparison Of The Democracy Of Aristotle And Jean Jacques Rousseau

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The assignment will be investigating the democracy of Aristotle and Jean Jacques Rousseau. Democracy in itself can be very different and varies from form to form. The assignment will investigate Aristotle’s view and Jean Jacques Rousseau concepts on state and man, the governess of the state, freedom and man .Each of these topics will be contrast on the views of Aristotle and Jean Jacques Rousseau alongside each other. Each of these philosophers’ key points will be looked and the inner working of out they thought a city should be run.
State and Man
Aristotle in his book Politics explains that “every state is community of some kind and every community is established with a view to some good.” ( Aritso 1127). Aristotle idea of state
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The land size of the state should be large enough to accommodate the needs of the people. The state class system is made up of farmers and artisans. The farmers and artisans are necessary for production of good and services in the state. These works not enjoy citizen rights (copslt 356). These workers are the back bone of this type of society and make the sacrifices in order to help the society to achieve the great good. The workers find their happiness in working together and are filled…show more content…
The citizens that enter into this contract all become equal and agrees to share and follow General Will. A person does not lose their freedom but exists freely in the society (13 note ). A person joins this social group and enters into the social contract freely. In entering the social contract a person gives up the freedom in order to get freedom in the society. To agree to the social contracts rules means that you be come apart of the way that this society thinks and what to servicer the society.
In this type of society the social contract is there to protect the weak from oppression and to keep please ,also to ensure that everyone possession are kept secure. The people living in this society all become equal upon entering because they are all nothing in the society (Note 13). In entering the society the person is something but then becomes nothings. By becoming nothings is what everyone equal and in everyone become equal is what ensures freedom. For there to be total freedom there needs to be equality among all the people of the society.
Democracy as Political System

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