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Rousseau and liberty

Author: Robert Wokler; Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays address the place of liberty in Rousseau's moral and political philosophy, and the origins, meaning, strength, weakness and significance of his argument.

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wokler; Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
ISBN: 0719035104 9780719035104 0719047218 9780719047213
OCLC Number: 31518939
Notes: Papers originally presented at a colloquium at Trinity College, Cambridge, Sept. 28-30, 1988.
Description: xiii, 299 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Rousseau's general will: freedom of a particular kind / Patrick Riley --
2. Hume, Smith and Rousseau on freedom / Norman Barry --
3. Human nature, liberty and progress: Rousseau's dialogue with the critics of the Discours sur l'inegalite / Christopher Kelly and Roger Masters --
4. Rousseau and Tocqueville on democratic legitimacy and illegitimacy / Melvin Richter --
5. Thinking one's own thoughts: autonomy and the citizen / Geraint Parry --
6. 'Forced to be free' / John Hope Mason --
7. Rousseau, the problem of sovereignty and the limits of political obligation / John Charvet --
8. Eternal vigilance: Rousseau's death penalty / Felicity Baker --
9. Rousseau and his critics on the fanciful liberties we have lost / Robert Wokler --
10. 'But in a republic, men are needed': guarding the boundaries of liberty / Ursula Vogel --
11. Rousseau's theory of liberty / Maurice Cranston --
12. Rousseau's soi-disant liberty / Lester G. Crocker.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Wokler.

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