Rousseau and Geneva: From the First Discourse to The Social Contract, 1749-1762 / Edition 1

Rousseau and Geneva: From the First Discourse to The Social Contract, 1749-1762 / Edition 1

by Helena Rosenblatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521570042

ISBN-13: 9780521570046

Pub. Date: 05/08/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Rousseau in Context reconstructs the main aspects of Genevan political and religious thought in the first half of the eighteenth century. In this way Dr Rosenblatt contextualises the development of Rousseau's thought from the First Discourse through to the Social Contract. Over time Rousseau has been adopted as a French thinker, but Dr Rosenblatt points out that he is…  See more details below

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Rousseau in Context reconstructs the main aspects of Genevan political and religious thought in the first half of the eighteenth century. In this way Dr Rosenblatt contextualises the development of Rousseau's thought from the First Discourse through to the Social Contract. Over time Rousseau has been adopted as a French thinker, but Dr Rosenblatt points out that he is, in fact, a Genevan thinker and explains that it was his relationship with Geneva that played an integral part in his development into an original political thinker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521570046
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/08/1997
Series:
Ideas in Context Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note on translation
List of abbreviations
Introduction. Rousseau in a Genevan context1
1The formation of a "citizen of Geneva"10
2Rousseau becomes Rousseau, 1751-1754. Geneva, doux commerce, and Rousseau from the First to the Second Discourse46
3Rousseau and natural law: the context88
4Rousseau and natural law: the Second Discourse159
5The "invisible chain": Rousseau and Geneva from the Second Discourse to the Social Contract178
6The Social Contract241
Epilogue269
Select bibliography281
Index294

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