The Body Politic

The Body Politic➾ [Download] ➾ The Body Politic By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ➳ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk No true Democracy has ever existed, nor ever will exist In this selection from The Social Contract, Rousseau asserts that a state s only legitimate political authority comes from its peopleOne of new No true Democracy has ever existed, nor ever will exist In this selection from The Social Contract, Rousseau asserts that a state The Body Epub / s only legitimate political authority comes from its peopleOne ofnew books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic inEach book gives readers a taste of the Classics huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants. I wouldn t exactly call myself a political person, but the work which inspired the French Revolution isn t really something I could pass over.My first observation, very early into Rousseau s work, was how difficult it was to read Although eloquent, the writing is long and winding, repetitive in places, and he seemed to take a long time to make his point Upon reaching the point, I was enthralled, but getting there required a good few sentence re reads to ensure I was following along properly W I wouldn t exactly call myself a political person, but the work which inspired the French Revolution isn t really something I could pass over.My first observation, very early into Rousseau s work, was how difficult it was to read Although eloquent, the writing is long and winding, repetitive in places, and he seemed to take a long time to make his point Upon reaching the point, I was enthralled, but getting there required a good few sentence re reads to ensure I was following along properly Whether the work itself is at fault, or my own intelligence, I have no idea and would prefer to keep it that way.The second observation I had was how relevant this commentary still is today Written in the late 1700s, Rosseau speaks of people thinking they are free, when in fact, they are enslaved by their government He describes the lack of true democracy, and speaks of power and greed This work details factually how his vision of a government could survive and flourish, yet there is high optimism here that we could eradicate the bad seeds.A fascinating essay if you can stick at it perhaps I d have fared better had I beenpolitically minded The book that inspired the french revolution will it be a dry read NO This is a beautifully written piece of work on who rules and who is subserviant This is a work that is still important today Page 101 The English people thinks it is free, but it is quite mistaken it is free only during the election of members of parliament as soon as these are elected, it is enslaved, it is nothing.And this was written in 1762 This is as relevent today as then.Highly recommended. The limits of the possible in moral things are less narrow than we think It is our weaknesses, our vices and our prejudices that shrink them Mean spirits do not believe in great men at all vile slaves smile mockingly at the word liberty If only possibility translated easily into reality Rousseau s analysis of the political climate of his day is surprisingly applicable to our current global situation His summary is scarily accurate and his solutions wonderfully idyllic if only they were The limits of the possible in moral things are less narrow than we think It is our weaknesses, our vices and our prejudices that shrink them Mean spirits do not believe in great men at all vile slaves smile mockingly at the word liberty If only possibility translated easily into reality Rousseau s analysis of the political climate of his day is surprisingly applicable to our current global situation His summary is scarily accurate and his solutions wonderfully idyllic if only they were likely to happen Whilst I concur with nearly all of his model for the perfect political system, he is certainlyoptimistic than I am in his assertion that it is entirely possible Rousseau can forsee a world without greed, malice, pride or personal ambition which seems a great distance away from the grasp of humankind even 250 years after the publication of this work.I aminclined to agree with his observation from earlier in this work thatno true Democracy has ever existed, nor ever will existStill, it s nice to dream Fascinating read Sharp thoughts, clearly had quite a lot of impact Sometimes internally contradictory wrt ideal governments and the will of the people, but for the most part a both good and highly applicable read, even if the part about how unlikely it is that bad and corrupt leaders will be elected as opposed to chosen in a dictatorship is, while true, a little depressing right now But there is a lot to be said for his reasoning around the common good vs the personal good and how the best Fascinating read Sharp thoughts, clearly had quite a lot of impact Sometimes internally contradictory wrt ideal governments and the will of the people, but for the most part a both good and highly applicable read, even if the part about how unlikely it is that bad and corrupt leaders will be elected as opposed to chosen in a dictatorship is, while true, a little depressing right now But there is a lot to be said for his reasoning around the common good vs the personal good and how the best sign of a well functioning government is an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry Rousseau, mostly known as the title the father of romanticism , explores how society should be ruled by the public and not the state or government His famous line one is born free and tied up by society is echoed throughout the book Extracts from the social contract , in itself, suggesting we are part of a business or agreement rather than just living, stating what is the basis of his works, we need to reform society back to the innocence of children Suggesting the government is almost a Rousseau, mostly known as the title the father of romanticism , explores how society should be ruled by the public and not the state or government His famous line one is born free and tied up by society is echoed throughout the book Extracts from the social contract , in itself, suggesting we are part of a business or agreement rather than just living, stating what is the basis of his works, we need to reform society back to the innocence of children Suggesting the government is almost a middle man between the public and the state and changes our perception of democracy and limits our say in change According to Rousseau, democracy will never exist instead we will vote or ask for what is merely wanted in society rather than what believe ourselves Later discussing the faults of Aristocracy and hereditary power instead the government enhances this but the public are left to pick up the mess and agree with them All citizens of the country are equal in the body politic, agreeing with egalitarianism, and each of us has equal power to change the government, what stops us is society and what they want to hear The purpose of the state and government is to certify what the public want not to change that as we see today 3 5 An interesting read Sometimes Rousseau can waffle on a bit the sentences characteristic of the time of writing can be so long and winding in places that you have to give them a couple of goes over to properly get the point he s making That being said, the points he WAS making were fascinating A lot of it is in the realms of well that s just common sense but now I ve seen it written down I ve really stopped to think about it kinds of philosophy It was especially interesting to see how mu An interesting read Sometimes Rousseau can waffle on a bit the sentences characteristic of the time of writing can be so long and winding in places that you have to give them a couple of goes over to properly get the point he s making That being said, the points he WAS making were fascinating A lot of it is in the realms of well that s just common sense but now I ve seen it written down I ve really stopped to think about it kinds of philosophy It was especially interesting to see how much of what Rousseau wrote, which was revolutionary at the time, is common knowledge today like that a society cannot flourish without liberty, for example If you re into political history I would say that Rousseau is up there with Marx in terms of essential reading I m definitely going to delve deeper into his works The Social Contract is a work that isphilosophically constructive than Rousseau s previous discourses The language used is not crafted in such a way as to make them appealing to the public, the tone of the Social Contract is not as eloquent and romantic It is quite systematic and outlines how a government could exist in such a way that it protects the equality and character of its citizens It would be a mistake to say that there is no philosophical connection between them For the earli The Social Contract is a work that isphilosophically constructive than Rousseau s previous discourses The language used is not crafted in such a way as to make them appealing to the public, the tone of the Social Contract is not as eloquent and romantic It is quite systematic and outlines how a government could exist in such a way that it protects the equality and character of its citizens It would be a mistake to say that there is no philosophical connection between them For the earlier works discuss the problems in civil society as well as the historical progression that has led to them Chapter one begins with one of Rousseau s most famous quotes, which echoes the claims of his earlier works Man was is born free, and everywhere he is in chains It looks forward, and explores the potential for moving from the specious social contract to a legitimate one Full review to come As soon as anyone says of State affairs what do I care , you must reckon that the State is lost. Good

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    The Body Politic eBook â The Body Epub / the centuries including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants. I wouldn t exactly call myself a political person, but the work which inspired the French Revolution isn t really something I could pass over.My first observation, very early into Rousseau s work, was how difficult it was to read Although eloquent, the writing is long and winding, repetitive in places, and he seemed to take a long time to make his point Upon reaching the point, I was enthralled, but getting there required a good few sentence re reads to ensure I was following along properly W I wouldn t exactly call myself a political person, but the work which inspired the French Revolution isn t really something I could pass over.My first observation, very early into Rousseau s work, was how difficult it was to read Although eloquent, the writing is long and winding, repetitive in places, and he seemed to take a long time to make his point Upon reaching the point, I was enthralled, but getting there required a good few sentence re reads to ensure I was following along properly Whether the work itself is at fault, or my own intelligence, I have no idea and would prefer to keep it that way.The second observation I had was how relevant this commentary still is today Written in the late 1700s, Rosseau speaks of people thinking they are free, when in fact, they are enslaved by their government He describes the lack of true democracy, and speaks of power and greed This work details factually how his vision of a government could survive and flourish, yet there is high optimism here that we could eradicate the bad seeds.A fascinating essay if you can stick at it perhaps I d have fared better had I beenpolitically minded The book that inspired the french revolution will it be a dry read NO This is a beautifully written piece of work on who rules and who is subserviant This is a work that is still important today Page 101 The English people thinks it is free, but it is quite mistaken it is free only during the election of members of parliament as soon as these are elected, it is enslaved, it is nothing.And this was written in 1762 This is as relevent today as then.Highly recommended. The limits of the possible in moral things are less narrow than we think It is our weaknesses, our vices and our prejudices that shrink them Mean spirits do not believe in great men at all vile slaves smile mockingly at the word liberty If only possibility translated easily into reality Rousseau s analysis of the political climate of his day is surprisingly applicable to our current global situation His summary is scarily accurate and his solutions wonderfully idyllic if only they were The limits of the possible in moral things are less narrow than we think It is our weaknesses, our vices and our prejudices that shrink them Mean spirits do not believe in great men at all vile slaves smile mockingly at the word liberty If only possibility translated easily into reality Rousseau s analysis of the political climate of his day is surprisingly applicable to our current global situation His summary is scarily accurate and his solutions wonderfully idyllic if only they were likely to happen Whilst I concur with nearly all of his model for the perfect political system, he is certainlyoptimistic than I am in his assertion that it is entirely possible Rousseau can forsee a world without greed, malice, pride or personal ambition which seems a great distance away from the grasp of humankind even 250 years after the publication of this work.I aminclined to agree with his observation from earlier in this work thatno true Democracy has ever existed, nor ever will existStill, it s nice to dream Fascinating read Sharp thoughts, clearly had quite a lot of impact Sometimes internally contradictory wrt ideal governments and the will of the people, but for the most part a both good and highly applicable read, even if the part about how unlikely it is that bad and corrupt leaders will be elected as opposed to chosen in a dictatorship is, while true, a little depressing right now But there is a lot to be said for his reasoning around the common good vs the personal good and how the best Fascinating read Sharp thoughts, clearly had quite a lot of impact Sometimes internally contradictory wrt ideal governments and the will of the people, but for the most part a both good and highly applicable read, even if the part about how unlikely it is that bad and corrupt leaders will be elected as opposed to chosen in a dictatorship is, while true, a little depressing right now But there is a lot to be said for his reasoning around the common good vs the personal good and how the best sign of a well functioning government is an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry Rousseau, mostly known as the title the father of romanticism , explores how society should be ruled by the public and not the state or government His famous line one is born free and tied up by society is echoed throughout the book Extracts from the social contract , in itself, suggesting we are part of a business or agreement rather than just living, stating what is the basis of his works, we need to reform society back to the innocence of children Suggesting the government is almost a Rousseau, mostly known as the title the father of romanticism , explores how society should be ruled by the public and not the state or government His famous line one is born free and tied up by society is echoed throughout the book Extracts from the social contract , in itself, suggesting we are part of a business or agreement rather than just living, stating what is the basis of his works, we need to reform society back to the innocence of children Suggesting the government is almost a middle man between the public and the state and changes our perception of democracy and limits our say in change According to Rousseau, democracy will never exist instead we will vote or ask for what is merely wanted in society rather than what believe ourselves Later discussing the faults of Aristocracy and hereditary power instead the government enhances this but the public are left to pick up the mess and agree with them All citizens of the country are equal in the body politic, agreeing with egalitarianism, and each of us has equal power to change the government, what stops us is society and what they want to hear The purpose of the state and government is to certify what the public want not to change that as we see today 3 5 An interesting read Sometimes Rousseau can waffle on a bit the sentences characteristic of the time of writing can be so long and winding in places that you have to give them a couple of goes over to properly get the point he s making That being said, the points he WAS making were fascinating A lot of it is in the realms of well that s just common sense but now I ve seen it written down I ve really stopped to think about it kinds of philosophy It was especially interesting to see how mu An interesting read Sometimes Rousseau can waffle on a bit the sentences characteristic of the time of writing can be so long and winding in places that you have to give them a couple of goes over to properly get the point he s making That being said, the points he WAS making were fascinating A lot of it is in the realms of well that s just common sense but now I ve seen it written down I ve really stopped to think about it kinds of philosophy It was especially interesting to see how much of what Rousseau wrote, which was revolutionary at the time, is common knowledge today like that a society cannot flourish without liberty, for example If you re into political history I would say that Rousseau is up there with Marx in terms of essential reading I m definitely going to delve deeper into his works The Social Contract is a work that isphilosophically constructive than Rousseau s previous discourses The language used is not crafted in such a way as to make them appealing to the public, the tone of the Social Contract is not as eloquent and romantic It is quite systematic and outlines how a government could exist in such a way that it protects the equality and character of its citizens It would be a mistake to say that there is no philosophical connection between them For the earli The Social Contract is a work that isphilosophically constructive than Rousseau s previous discourses The language used is not crafted in such a way as to make them appealing to the public, the tone of the Social Contract is not as eloquent and romantic It is quite systematic and outlines how a government could exist in such a way that it protects the equality and character of its citizens It would be a mistake to say that there is no philosophical connection between them For the earlier works discuss the problems in civil society as well as the historical progression that has led to them Chapter one begins with one of Rousseau s most famous quotes, which echoes the claims of his earlier works Man was is born free, and everywhere he is in chains It looks forward, and explores the potential for moving from the specious social contract to a legitimate one Full review to come As soon as anyone says of State affairs what do I care , you must reckon that the State is lost. 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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • The Body Politic
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 0241252016