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Rousseau : a free community of equals

Author: Joshua Cohen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Cohen
ISBN: 9780199581498 0199581495 9780199581504 0199581509
OCLC Number: 748673508
Description: xii, 197 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of abbreviations --
Introduction --
A free community of equals? --
The society of the general will --
Reflections on the general will's sovereignty --
The natural goodness of humanity --
Democracy
Series Title: Founders of modern political and social thought
Responsibility: Joshua Cohen.
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Rousseau forcefully describes the ideal of a democratic society, in which we live together as free and equal, and our politics focuses on the common good. Joshua Cohen explores this ideal, explaining  Read more...

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this impressively precise book which deserves the attention of Rousseau specialists and theorists of political liberalism alike. Ryan Patrick Hanley, British Journal for the History of Philosophy

 
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