Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change
Wed, 22 Jan 97 14:56:01 GMT

Ken Boyd wrote:

WRT State of Nature :-
> [I wrote:]
> > Yup, but people like Rousseau threaten a return to the state of nature if
> > there are any violations of their theory model.
> >
> > > Except to demonstrate its extreme instability, which
> > > excludes it as a governmental form--such as anarchy, or anarchic-style
> > > government.
> >
> > Yes.
> Ah. Rousseau's perceived threat is null and void?

He tries to justify it, but fails. His idea is that if you, in any way, break
the "Social Contract" then it *must* cease to function, and exist. This
results in man being part of no contracts, and thus in this so called state
of nature. It depends on how you look at it. I can't see that it would
occur in the way he says, but I'm sure that at some point in mankind's history
we were in such a social condition.

> What methodology
> theoretically enables it?

Outlined briefly above. He views it as a total absence of government, and
contractual agreement between parties. It is, to all intents and purposes,