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Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis is a comparative study of Rousseau's Premier Discours and-Du Contract Social. The essay will attempt to establish the thesis that science is both indispensable and dangerous to a democratic order. Democracy, we assume, presupposes self-restraint, more specifically, the self-restraint of the few best citizens. The question then is-·does science support those virtues by which men may be persuaded to serve democracy or, quite the contrary, to destroy it?
Giannis, Vassilios, "Some Considerations of Democracy and Science in the political Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau" (1976). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4844.
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