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Rousseau : Arguments of the Philosophers - Timothy O'Hagan


Arguments of the Philosophers

Hardcover Published: 5th August 1999
ISBN: 9780415044431
Number Of Pages: 332

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Jean-Jeacques Rousseau (1712-1778) is considered to be one of the most influential, most controversial, and greatest political philosophers. Timothy O'Hagan investigates Rousseau's notions on the formation of humanity, of the individual and of the citizen. O'Hagan explores Rousseau's reflections on individual psychology, the nature of political order, relations between the sexes, language and religion with great precision and clarity. He takes Rousseau's arguments seriously and critically, giving them a close and sympathetic reading. Though he writes as a philosopher, not a historian, he does not lose sight of Rousseau's context.

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"This is a strong book, which takes Rousseau's arguments seriously, engages with them at a high level, and amply shows the continuing force of his thinking." -N.J.H. Dent, "The Philosophical Review

Introduction. Rousseau: the life and work
Rousseau's divided thought: the morality of the senses and the morality of duty
The Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men
The Emile Part
The Social Contract: principles of right
The empire of the laws: the general will and totalitarianism
The Social Contract: maxims of politics
Men and Women
Religion and politics
Negative theology: revealed relgion criticized
Postitive theology: natural religion defended. Concluding reflections
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ISBN: 9780415044431
ISBN-10: 041504443X
Series: Arguments of the Philosophers
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 5th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1