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

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

by Helena Rosenblatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521033950

ISBN-13: 9780521033954

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Rousseau and Geneva reconstructs the main aspects of Genevan political and religious thought in the first half of the eighteenth century. In this way Dr. Rosenblatt contextualizes 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

Overview

Rousseau and Geneva reconstructs the main aspects of Genevan political and religious thought in the first half of the eighteenth century. In this way Dr. Rosenblatt contextualizes 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:
9780521033954
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #46
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Note on translation; List of abbreviations; Introduction. Rousseau in a Genevan context; 1. The formation of a 'citizen of Geneva'; 2. Rousseau becomes Rousseau, 1751–4: Geneva, doux commerce, and Rousseau from the First to the Second Discourse; 3. Rousseau and natural law: the context; 4. Rousseau and natural law: the Second Discourse; 5. The 'invisible chain': Rousseau and Geneva from the Second Discourse to the Social Contract; 6. The Social Contract; Epilogue; Select bibliography; Index.

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