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Author Rosenblatt, Helena, 1961-

Title Rousseau and Geneva : from the first discourse to the social contract, 1749-1762 / Helena Rosenblatt
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages)
Series Ideas in context ; 46
Ideas in context ; 46
Contents Introduction. Rousseau in a Genevan context -- The formation of a "citizen of Geneva" -- Rousseau becomes Rousseau, 1751-1754. Geneva, doux commerce, and Rousseau from the First to the Second Discourse -- Rousseau and natural law: the context -- Rousseau and natural law: the Second Discourse -- The "invisible chain": Rousseau and Geneva from the Second Discourse to the Social Contract -- The Social Contract
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Calvinism -- History.
Political science.
Geneva (Switzerland) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511002815 (electronic bk.)
9780511002816 (electronic bk.)