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Do you agree with Rousseau’s view that society and its institutions were responsible for corrupting individuals and that social inequality was the result of a flawed system of government?

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

7.Do you agree with Rousseau’s view that society and its institutions were responsible for corrupting individuals and that social inequality was the result of a flawed system of government?  (150 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Rousseau’s view on corruption and social inequality.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining Rousseau’s views

Body:

First, explain in detail, the impact of society on corrupting individuals. Evaluate to what extent this holds true and cite examples to substantiate.

Next, write to causes for inequality in the society and role play by the government in creation and sustaining inequalities. Evaluate to what extent this holds true and cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a balanced opinion on the above issue.

Conclude by giving a balanced opinion on sting operations.