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THREE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE GENERAL WILL

Author/​Artist:
Torrey, Gates [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Hogan, Desmond [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
61 pages
Restrictions note:
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note:
Rousseau poses a problem: how can a nation join together in cooperative action while preserving the freedom of each citizen? His answer is the general will, which promotes the common good while providing “moral liberty” to the citizens. My thesis evaluates three possible interpretations of the general will.