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The political philosophy of Rousseau, by Roger D. Masters.


Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1968.
ISBN 0691075158, 9780691075150, 9780691019895, 0691019894

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Subjects Politieke filosofie.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, (1712-1778)
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Political science.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Description xxiii, 464 pages 25 cm
Copyright Date 1968.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-457).
Contents Part I: The limits of politics -- 1. The natural development of the individual -- The character of the Emile -- The definition and objectives of a natural education -- the Emile as a treatise on education -- The Emile as a philosophic analysis of human nature -- The implications of pity: Human virtues and human affections -- 2. Rousseau's detachable metaphysics and the good life -- The character of the "profession of faith" -- Rousseau's natural theology and dualist metaphysics -- The conscience and personal morality: Natural religion as the solution to the problem of natural law -- The good life chosen by Emile: Rousseau's romantic solution -- The Emile as Rousseau's answer to Plato's Republic -- 3. The state of nature -- The character of the Discourse of inequality -- The state of nature: Man as a physical phenomenon -- Rousseau's concept of nature -- 4. The evolution of the human species -- Natural right as a standard of judgment -- The stages of political evolution -- The originality of Rousseau's political philosophy -- 5. The contradiction between the sciences and morals -- The character of the First Discourse -- The contradiction between enlightenment and society -- The structure of Rousseau's political philosophy -- Part II: The possibilities of politics -- 6. The nature of political right -- The character of Rousseau's political writings -- Justice as a human invention -- The tension between nature and society -- 7. The principles of political right -- The character of the Social Contract -- The principles of political right -- Freedom and order: the tension between politics and morals -- 8. The science of the legislator -- The founding -- The science of the legislator: maxims of politics -- Theory and practice in Rousseau's political thought -- 9. Conclusion: Some critical reflections -- The continuing relevance of Rousseau's political philosophy -- The failure of Rousseau's system -- Rousseau's most defensible work: the First discourse.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)494540
(OCoLC)ocm00494540
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