Rousseau : A Free Community of Equals

By: Cohen, JoshuaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandFounders of Modern Political and Social Thought: Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2010Description: 1 online resource (210 p.)ISBN: 9780191573873Subject(s): Democracy -- Philosophy | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Political and social views | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 712-1778Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rousseau : A Free Community of EqualsDDC classification: 320.011 LOC classification: JC179 .R9 C65 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. A Free Community of Equals?; 2. The Society of the General Will; 3. Reflections on the General Will's Sovereignty; 4. The Natural Goodness of Humanity; 5. Democracy; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: In famously beautiful and laconic prose, Jean-Jacques Rousseau presents us with a forceful picture of a democratic society, in which we live together as free and equal, and our politics focuses on the common good. In Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals Joshua Cohen explains how the values of freedom, equality, and community all work together as parts of the democratic ideal expressed in Rousseau's conception of the 'society of the general will'. The book also explainsRousseau's anti-Augustinian and anti-Hobbesian idea that we are naturally good, shows why Rousseau thinks it is reasonable for
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Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. A Free Community of Equals?; 2. The Society of the General Will; 3. Reflections on the General Will's Sovereignty; 4. The Natural Goodness of Humanity; 5. Democracy; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In famously beautiful and laconic prose, Jean-Jacques Rousseau presents us with a forceful picture of a democratic society, in which we live together as free and equal, and our politics focuses on the common good. In Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals Joshua Cohen explains how the values of freedom, equality, and community all work together as parts of the democratic ideal expressed in Rousseau's conception of the 'society of the general will'. The book also explainsRousseau's anti-Augustinian and anti-Hobbesian idea that we are naturally good, shows why Rousseau thinks it is reasonable for

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Joshua Cohen is the author of Book of Numbers which has been shortlisted for the 2015 Bad S-x in Fiction Award.

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