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Title Rousseau between nature and culture : philosophy, literature, and politics / edited by Anne Deneys-Tunney and Yves Charles Zarka ; in collaboration with Karen Santos da Silva
Published Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 206 pages)
Series Culture & conflict ; Volume 8
Culture & conflict ; Bd. 8
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Editions and Abbreviations -- Introduction -- I. Technology: Between Nature and Anti-Nature -- Rousseau, Lévi-Strauss's "Master" -- Rousseau and the Authority of Nature -- Nature as Blind Space -- Rousseau and Technology: The Invention of a New Ecological Paradigm -- Rousseau and "The Mechanical Life" -- II. Politics and Ethics: Beyond the Nature/Culture Polarity -- Rousseau's Ethical Freedom -- Remarks on Rousseau's Dictatorship: Between Machiavelli and Carl Schmitt -- Politics and Religion in the Social Contract -- Alienation and Freedom: Rousseau and Transcending Nature/Culture Dualism -- Rousseau and the Sovereignty of the People -- III. The Philosophical Novel: Culture as Nature's Supplement -- Nature and Supplementation in Julie ou La Nouvelle Héloïse -- Recomposing the Diffracted Text: Rousseau and the Metaphor of the Book of Nature -- Nature, Culture, and the Social Contract: Emile's point of view -- Contributors -- Index
Summary Rousseau has been seen as the inventor of the concept of nature; in this collective volume philosophers and literary specialists from France and the United States examine how Rousseau's philosophy can be reinterpreted from the point of view of a constant dialectical debate between nature and culture. In this, Rousseau is our true contemporary.-- Provided by Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 29, 2016)
Subject Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Form Electronic book
Author Deneys-Tunney, Anne, editor
Zarka, Yves Charles, editor
LC no. 2016014133
ISBN 3110456672 (electronic publication)
3110457180 (electronic bk.)
9783110456677 (electronic publication)
9783110457186 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)