Philosophy on the Social Contract
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In On the Social Contract, Rousseau writes that it is necessary for the state to compel individual citizens to follow the law. If someone violates the laws, he or she will be forced to be free (i.e., forced to adhere to laws that promote the general interest). In your paper, take a position on whether or not states can legitimately force their citizens to obey laws that conflict with their own desires. Support your argument with evidence from Rousseau and at least one other philosopher. Once you have taken a clear position and supported it with evidence from texts and other relevant examples, present at least one potential objection to your thesis. Then, address this objection within the context of your overall argument.
-Your paper should be double spaced and typed in 12pt Times New Roman font. Please use one-inch margins. Your paper should be 1800-2000 words (+/- 100 words).
-At the top of the page include your full name, the date, course number, and my name.
-Think up a creative title for this essay
-Underlineyour thesis statement
-Your paper should have page numbers.
-Write your paper in paragraph form. A paragraph is generally three or more sentences.
-Indent each paragraph. Each paragraph should begin with a transition (e.g., furthermore, likewise, in contrast, therefore, in conclusion) and end with a connection to the overall thesis.
-Your essay should contain an introduction (1-2 paragraphs), body, and conclusion (1 paragraph).
-Use quotes sparingly. When quoting the text, use quotation marks and cite using footnotes. (See the Note-Bibliography system from the Chicago Manual of Style: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/chicago_manual_17th_edition/cmos_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html)
-Quotes should not be their own sentence. Introduce the quote, quote, and then analyze what you quoted.