There are thus three types of aristocracy, natural, elective and hereditary. The first is suited only to primitive peoples; the third is the worst of all governments; the second is the best, and this is aristocracy in the true sense of the word.

Great Ideas #8: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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The more philosophy I read the better I understand Lost. Or is that the other way around?

  1. Background

  2. History of Social Contracts

  3. Rousseau's Social Contract

  4. Forcing Freedom

  5. Rousseau is cool

  6. Revolution

  7. Roundup