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The Social Contract

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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According to Rousseau, what is legitimate political authority based on?

What do people get in return for surrendering their freedom to an absolute monarch, according to Rousseau?

Which of the following is NOT a term Rousseau uses to describe a political association formed by a legitimate social contract?

Which of the following is NOT a term Rousseau uses to describe the members of a political association formed by a legitimate social contract?

Which of the following practices does Rousseau favor?

Which of the following is NOT an example of a law?

Which of the following is true of the lawgiver?

Which of the following is NOT listed as a trouble that might affect a state that is too large?

Which of the following kind of law is most important?

In a large state, which of the following recommendations does Rousseau make?

What is the name of the will exercised by magistrates in their capacity as members of government?

Which of the following is NOT a danger Rousseau associates with monarchy?

Which does Rousseau think is the best form of aristocracy?

In which of the following circumstances does democracy thrive?

Which of the following does Rousseau oppose because it might undermine the fraternity of the people?

What must the people vote on at every popular assembly?

In what cases does Rousseau favor election by lot?

Which of the following does Rousseau NOT support under any circumstances?

What is an example of "religion of the citizen"?

Which of the following "isms" is Rousseau closest to?

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Rousseau wasn't advocating totalitarianism

by swagscope, May 13, 2016

When people aren't abiding the general will and they are "forced to be free", this wasn't advocating totalitarianism. The general will is laws that are accepted as just and those who don't follow the general will are breaking the law. Rousseau is advocating to force people to follow the law because it is in everyone's best interest to do so.