Attributes of living in a society

Attributes of living in a society

Attributes of living in a society: The social contract seeks the solution of a political problem formulated in chapter VI of book I: “To find a form of association which defends and protects with all the common force the person and the goods of each associate, and by which each one s uniting with all, however, obeys only itself and remains as free as before. Rousseau is therefore in search of a model of political organization; it must be as efficient as it is perfect, that is to say, combine utility and legitimacy, interest and right. The interest of each individual presupposes that association with others is useful to him; it’s right, that it remains legitimate. Uniting strength with freedom: such is the squaring of the circle that Rousseau seeks to solve.

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