A103 TMA05: Art History and Philosophy

This is an interdisciplinary assignment on Study Weeks 10, 11 and 12. When you have completed it, please send it to your tutor to arrive no later than 25th January 2008.

In no more than 1,200 words, complete the following assignment:

This assignment is divided into three parts. You may use sub-headings in your answer.

1. How does Rousseau argue that obedience to the general will increases our moral liberty? Briefly discuss one reasonable objection to the claim that obeying the general will would increase our freedom.

2. What evidence can be put forward in support of the claim that David sought to give visual form to political ideas in The Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of his Sons (Illustration Book, Colour Plate 41)?

3. What areas of shared concern can you identify between Rousseau’s argument in The Social Contract and David’s Brutus?


Bookmark the permalink.

57 Responses to A103 TMA05: Art History and Philosophy

  1. shoe girl says:

    gosh they’re great results well done!

  2. Sebastian says:

    Hi Laura D,

    Thank you, but even I struggled slightly with this one.

  3. Vikki says:

    Congrats to all. I managed to get 80% also, couldn’t belive it. I really thought i would have failed this one.

  4. Jules says:

    Oh Brennig/ Romeo

    Fabulous quote mate!!

    Oooh TMA05, the worst ever wasnt it?! I submitted 4 days late (with an extension) but with no bibliography, no conclusion, forgot to double space it.. forgot my headers and footers.

    Thank god you can substitute a mark on this course

    Am feeling incredibly jealous of those who achieved 80% on this paper. I feel I shall be lucky to break 40% this time …

    Jules xx

  5. ashlea says:

    v. surprised, I managed to get 72% on this one, congrats to everyone who got 80%. i don’t think i could’ve written anything better no matter how hard i tried.

  6. Laura F says:

    I can safley say that TMA 04 and 05 were my worst although i thought i did better than i did on 05. I only got 54% on both trhose essays so I am hoping that I can score higher on TMA 06. Although I am starting another course this week so we will see how i goes!

  7. Sarah says:

    Well I am just going to waffle along, my despair of contemplating a mark somewhere in the low 40s for TMA05 has result in a result in the 70s – how wierd is that eh?! So I am geared up for waffling for 6 but still unsure which question to go for! Well done everyone else on their marks 🙂