A Discourse on Inequality Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the final stage of maturation of inequality, according to "Chapter 5, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part Two"?

2. Which of the following was NOT mentioned being a result of luxury?

3. What does Rousseau believe government did NOT evolve from?

4. Where does Rousseau question language evolved from?

5. What did some individuals grow rich enough for as a result of inventions?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideal and preferred type of government to the one that actually exists and how his ideas are ambitious.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and describe how Rousseau believes individual talent leads to inequality which ultimately "cheapens" one's virtue.

Essay Topic 3

The introduction of arts and sciences are meant to give freedom to men, but slavery was often a result from that knowledge. How do arts and sciences stifle man's liberty and cause them to love their slavery?

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