Rousseau's General Will and the risk of tyranny

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze Rousseau’s concept of the “General Will” and the related risk of tyranny.1 To achieve this goal, we will start with the concept of General Will as it relates to Rousseau’s anthropo¬logical thought and then examine the difficulties with the implementa-tion of the General Will model, both conceptual and practical, and the likelihood of its ending in a tyrannical system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-115
Number of pages17
JournalSudies in Burke and His Time
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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