Lesson 3: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pt. 2

Watch Lesson 3 of Teaching Modern Political Philosophy, presented by Joshua Gibbs.

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Discussion Questions
  • How is it true that almost everything that lasts has something vexing about it?  Why is it a problem to make everything as pleasurable as possible?
  • How is the state of nature and the idea of a cave man distinct from a Biblical view of the first man or first society?
  • What have you learned about how to present these chapters of The Social Contract to your students?


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