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What is Jean Jacques Rousseau's basic idea of individuality

Are we social or solitary by Rousseau's reckoning? How do his arguments stand in relation to Aristotle's idea of humans as essentially social or political?
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How can one object against Aristotle's idea of humans essentially being social and not individual?

I am trying to see how will john locke and Jean jacques rosseau respond to the claims made by aristotle here
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How can jean jacques rousseau respond to Marx's argument about jean being ahistorical while talking about man being a social animal or not?

Jean believes that man is self sufficient without society and is essentially individual to which Marx can object that he's not considering the progress of human being with respect to time and history. ...
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How to describe the electronic music DJ effect? [closed]

Last night I went to see a electronic musical gig, the room was very dark and the only visible thing was the artist's laptop in the center of the room. Like a standard event, before the main act ...
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Why do humans make infants? [closed]

Considering that humans are the most intelligent species on earth, why do humans make infants? I cannot understand the reason why humans make infants, when humans can't predict whether the ...
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How does regret work for the people who have lost their memories, by accident or some other reasons? [closed]

The person who has lost his or her memories will have no regrets, then how would he learn the lessons of life? I have asked the same question in Psychology and Neuroscience SE as well. What I am ...
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Where is the line drawn on cheating Darwin/genetics? How does one accept this? [closed]

It is stated that cosmetic surgery is cheating genetics if the end result is aimed at increasing one's physical attraction and thus ultimately affecting natural selection in this person's favor. But ...
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Is there any author that argues for radical moral pluralism?

Let me first clarify what I mean with "radical" here. While many modern authors, if not all, accept moral pluralism of sorts, all that I know of express either the hope, if not the conviction, that ...
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History of Noble Savage idea

I used to believe that the idea of noble savage, that humans are innately well natured and corrupted into bad bahavior by socialization was originated by Rousseau. However, I just accidentally came ...
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Why do we need humanity? [closed]

I mean why do the most humans wants to save the life of other humans they don't know. And don't talk about all humans in the world but about the most. Why do humans wants to help humans with ...
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Why do humans feel guilty? [closed]

Why do humans feel guilty when they do something wrong ? Humans feel guilty when they realize they have done something wrong , people don't feel guilty when they commit mistake . But they feel ...