Rousseau: a discussion about “perfectability”

Total paper length must be at least 2,200 total words in length (approximately six (6) double-spaced pages plus title page and works cited page). Your paper must be typed, double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch (1) margins on all sides. Each page of your paper (except the title page) should include a page number located in either the upper or lower margin. A table of contents is not necessary, but may be included if you desire. In writing your paper, you must use and properly cite any relevant primary course text(s), as well as at least two (2) additional outside references.

Prompt: . In his Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Rousseau uses the traits of “perfectability” and “free will” to help describe different aspects of human nature. What does Rousseau mean by perfectability? How does Rousseau define free will? Does Rousseau think that perfectability and free will are positive attributes for us to have, or does he think they are negative attributes (or a little bit of both)? Explain fully. Finally, explain whether you agree with Rousseau’s position or not.

For primary source use the book written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract and Discourses.