Rousseau and desire / edited by Mark Blackell, John Duncan, and Simon Kow.

Contributor(s): Blackell, Mark, 1967- | Kow, Simon, 1974- | Duncan, John, 1960-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2009]Copyright date: copyright 2009Distributor: Buffalo Description: 1 online resource (vi, 206 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1442685379 (electronic bk.); 9781442685376 (electronic bk.)Other title: Rousseau & desire [Spine title]Subject(s): Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Criticism and interpretation | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Political and social views | Desire (Philosophy) | Self (Philosophy) | Civilization, Modern -- Philosophy | Desire in literature | Self in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 194 LOC classification: B2137 | .R678 2009
Contents:
Introduction : Rousseau, desire, and modernity / Mark Blackell, John Duncan, and Simon Kow -- Pt. 1, From the standard of natural independence to the challenges of bourgeois capitalism. Perfectibility, chance, and the mechanism of desire multiplication in Rousseau's Discourse on inequality / John Duncan ; An alternative to economic man : the limitation of desire in Rousseau's Emile / Grace Roosevelt ; Rousseau's Mandevillean conception of desire and modern society / Simon Kow -- Pt. 2, Desire and the problem of others in modernity. Desire and will : the sentient and conscious self in Lock and Rousseau / Vasiliki Grigoropoulou ; Opening that close : the paradox of desire in Rousseau / Katrin Froese ; Rousseau, constant, and the political institutionalization of ambivalence / Mark Blackell -- Pt. 3, Sex, kids, love, and the city. 'The pleasures associated with the reproduction of men' : Rousseau on desire and the child / Brian Duff ; Politics in/of the city : love, modernity, and strangeness in the city of Jean-Jacques Rousseau / Mira Morgenstern.
Summary: Rousseau and Desire is the first examination of the eighteenth-century philosopher's conceptualization of desire in relation to his understanding of modernity.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-194) and index.

Introduction : Rousseau, desire, and modernity / Mark Blackell, John Duncan, and Simon Kow -- Pt. 1, From the standard of natural independence to the challenges of bourgeois capitalism. Perfectibility, chance, and the mechanism of desire multiplication in Rousseau's Discourse on inequality / John Duncan ; An alternative to economic man : the limitation of desire in Rousseau's Emile / Grace Roosevelt ; Rousseau's Mandevillean conception of desire and modern society / Simon Kow -- Pt. 2, Desire and the problem of others in modernity. Desire and will : the sentient and conscious self in Lock and Rousseau / Vasiliki Grigoropoulou ; Opening that close : the paradox of desire in Rousseau / Katrin Froese ; Rousseau, constant, and the political institutionalization of ambivalence / Mark Blackell -- Pt. 3, Sex, kids, love, and the city. 'The pleasures associated with the reproduction of men' : Rousseau on desire and the child / Brian Duff ; Politics in/of the city : love, modernity, and strangeness in the city of Jean-Jacques Rousseau / Mira Morgenstern.

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Rousseau and Desire is the first examination of the eighteenth-century philosopher's conceptualization of desire in relation to his understanding of modernity.

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BlackellMark :

Mark Blackell is a professor in the Liberal Studies Department at Vancouver Island University.

DuncanJohn:

John Duncan is the director of the Ethics, Society, and Law Program at Trinity College, University of Toronto.

KowSimon:

Simon Kow is an associate professor in the Early Modern Studies Programme at the University of King's College.

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