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Public vision, private lives : Rousseau, religion, and 21st-century democracy

Author: Mark Sydney Cladis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Mark S. Cladis invites us to reflect on the nature and place of the public and private in the work of Rousseau and, more generally, in democratic society. Listening to the religious pitch in  Read more...

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Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Sydney Cladis
ISBN: 0195125541 9780195125542
OCLC Number: 51323009
Description: xvii, 298 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preparing for the journey: an introduction --
I. From the garden to the city: the tragic passage --
Nature's garden --
Revisiting the garden's solitaires --
From the garden to the blessed country: the precarious passage --
The rush to slavery --
The city: life in the ousted condition --
Overcoming moral evil: Rousseau at the crossroads --
II. Paths to redemption --
Reforming the city: the extreme public path --
Evading the city: the private path --
The mountain village: the path to family, work, community, and love --
Reconciling citizen and solitaire: religious dimensions of the middle way --
Residual conflict: democracy and ineluctable friction --
A way forward, Rousseau and 21st-century democracy.
Responsibility: Mark S. Cladis.
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Elegantly organized and engagingly written, serving at once as a window into the origins of modernity and as a mirror of our present condition. . Highly Recommended. Choice

 
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