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Author Masters, Roger D., author

Title The Political Philosophy of Rousseau / Roger D. Masters
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (488 pages) : illustrations
Series Princeton Legacy Library
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Contents 880-01 Cover; Preface; Contents; Abbreviations; Part I: The Limits of Polictics; Part II: The Possiblities of Politics; Bibliography; Index
880-01 Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- 1. The Natural Development of the Individual (Emile, Books ι-iv) -- 2. Rousseau's Detachable Metaphysics and the Good Life (Emile, Books iv-v) -- 3. The State of Nature (Second Discourse, Part 1) -- 4. The Evolution of the Human Species (Second Discourse, Part 2) -- 5. The Contradiction between the Sciences and Morals (First Discourse) -- 6. The Nature of Political Right (Geneva MS) -- 7. The Principles of Political Right (Social Contract) -- 8. The Science of the Legislator (Social Contract, Concluded) -- 9. Conclusion: Some Critical Reflections -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This book is intended as an equivalent to or substitute for that "more reflective reading" which Rousseau considered essential to an understanding of his ideas. It is designed to complement perusal of the texts themselves, and the arrangement is such that chapters on each of Rousseau's major writings can be consulted separately or the commentary may be read through in sequence. The author's purpose is not to present a "key" to Rousseau's political philosophy, but rather to explore the works themselves in an effort to reveal Rousseau's "system," from which the reader may then draw his own conclusions. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Notes In English
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Subject Politieke filosofie
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400868815