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  • With Reference to The Social Contract and One Painting by David, Discuss the Way Rousseau and David Explore the Notion of Duty to the State


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ID number:196853
Published: 19.01.2003.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
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With reference to The Social Contract and one painting by David, discuss the way in which Rousseau and David explore the notion of duty to the state.
In the 1700s, when France felt the oppression of the privileged, Jean Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract and Jacques-Louis David's The Oath of Horatii fed their reasons, touched their senses and helped fanned the flames of the French Revolution. They gave the French the concept of duty to the state that made major changes to their society.
Rousseau explores the notion of duty to the state by addressing the fundamental problem of who the legitimate ruler should be. The opening statement of The Social Contract says "Man was free ..." (Block 3, p. 96). If men were free, then men were equal and should have equal rights to rule. But that does not ring true in a society when one lives under the authority of the state, for they cannot both be free and subjected to the law of the state (Block 3, p. 98).
Rousseau explains that the solution can be found if what the state wants is what the people want. …

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