Rousseau

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Timothy O'Hagan investigates Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings concerning the formation of humanity, of the individual and of the citizen, in his three master works, the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality among Men, the Emile and the Social Contract. He explores Rousseau's reflections on developmental psychology, the nature of the political order, relations between the sexes, language and religion.
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Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Overview

Timothy O'Hagan investigates Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings concerning the formation of humanity, of the individual and of the citizen, in his three master works, the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality among Men, the Emile and the Social Contract. He explores Rousseau's reflections on developmental psychology, the nature of the political order, relations between the sexes, language and religion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192801982
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Series: Very Short Introductions Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 838,281
  • Lexile: 1690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 4.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Wokler is based at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University, where he is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science and the Special Program in the Humanities.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction. Rousseau: the life and the work 1
I Rousseau's divided thought: the morality of the senses and the morality of duty 11
II The Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men 33
III The Emile 59
IV The Social Contract: principles of right 87
V The empire of the laws: the general will and totalitarianism 109
Appendix I Internal and external sanctions: the voice of conscience and the free-riderä 125
Appendix II Interests, free-riders and the general will 129
Appendix III 'Conventions' and 'contracts' 130
VI The Social Contract: maxims of politics 133
VII Amour-propre 162
VIII Men and women 180
IX Language 202
X Religion and politics 221
XI Negative theology: revealed religion criticized 235
XII Positive theology: natural religion defended 250
App Rousseau and Kant 269
Concluding reflections 271
Notes 273
Bibliography and reference conventions 299
Index 309
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