O conceito de liberdade e igualdade de Jean Jacques Rousseau em O contrato social


  • Trang Do Thi Thuy University of Finance and Accountancy




Sociedade civil, Igualdade, Liberdade, Rousseau, Contrato Social, Estado de natureza


Uma das características comuns dos primeiros filósofos modernos da Europa Ocidental é a ênfase na liberdade e na igualdade. Os filósofos desse período buscavam respostas para “o que é liberdade e igualdade?” e transformaram a liberdade e a igualdade em direitos humanos fundamentais. De John Locke a Montesquieu e Jean Jacques Rousseau, todos consideram a liberdade e a igualdade como direitos naturais do ser humano. O conceito de liberdade e igualdade de Rousseau é refletido em O Contrato Social. No início desse trabalho, ele comentou, com uma famosa frase de abertura: “O homem nasce livre, mas está em toda parte acorrentado.” Esse é o argumento fundamental para dar uma visão única de liberdade e igualdade. Dentro do escopo do artigo, o autor se concentra em analisar seus pontos de vista sobre liberdade e igualdade, em muitos aspectos diferentes – liberdade e igualdade, no estado de natureza, liberdade e igualdade, na sociedade civil, e como alcançar a liberdade e a igualdade – apresentando, assim, os valores e as limitações de seus pontos de vista sobre liberdade e igualdade.

Biografia do Autor

  • Trang Do Thi Thuy, University of Finance and Accountancy

    Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4871-1368


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Received: 10/03/2022

Approved: 24/08/2022





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