The origin of Civil Society

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The origin of civil society

In the social contract, Rousseau spells out what he believes are necessary virtues for a civil society to exist. His progressive ideas towards slavery contrasted its actual widespread institutions. While some hood differs from his opinion, his carefully thought and expressed views have been often considered over the two hundred years since first being published. Natural law was not invented nor created, it was discovered. Entwined to us since our conceptions, it is a law though unwritten and underappreciated, violation of it, even a most encompassing and conniving are guaranteed to face permanent resistance at all points. Practices that do not conflict natural law have more than sum of its part, the permanent effects of reason will further these applications.