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Rousseau : a Free Community of Equals.

Author: Joshua Cohen
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2010.
Series: Founders of modern political and social thought.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Cohen
ISBN: 9780191573873 0191573876
OCLC Number: 609859826
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages).
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.
Series Title: Founders of modern political and social thought.

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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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