Man in the State of Nature

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Man in the State of Nature Man's transition from the state of nature into society is a topic that has been discussed by many philosophers in the past centuries. What is the state of nature for Rousseau and how does man go from it into society? I will explain and occasionally criticize how this happens according to Rousseau. Man was originally a sentient and feeling being. He instinctively and intrinsically knew compassion, mercy, and pity. …

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…for himself and would not need to communicate with his mother. It would be useless. Rousseau has an interesting theory on the state of nature and man's place in it, but he has many inconsistencies in his arguments concerning especially the transition between man in the state of nature and man in society. His premises that were presented in the beginning of his "Discourse on the Origin of Inequality" were his argument's downfalls. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**