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Instinct and intimacy : political philosophy and autobiography in Rousseau

Author: Margaret Ogrodnick
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1999.
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"Drawing on his autobiographies, Margaret Ogrodnick analyses Jean-Jacques Rousseau's role as a theorist of the modern self, tracing the implications for his political thought. In elucidating the corresponding images in his autobiographical and philosophical works, the book attends especially to the hidden and intimate dimensions of the self. As a psycho-analytic thinker, Rousseau propounds the internal retrieval of  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Ogrodnick
ISBN: 0802006124 9780802006127
OCLC Number: 40892155
Description: 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The modern self in Rousseau --
Political philosophy and the introspective psyche --
Woman, sexuality, and intimate society --
Autonomy and extension in political relations --
Independence and the general will --
Compassion, innocence, and the state --
Private and public realms.
Responsibility: Margaret Ogrodnick.
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Drawing upon his autobiographies, Ogrodnick analyzes Jean-Jacques Rousseau as a theorist of the modern self, tracing the implications for the problems and recommendations of his political thought.  Read more...

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