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Rousseau, nature, and the problem of the good life

Author: Laurence D Cooper
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1999.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Rousseau, Jean-Jacques <1712-1778>; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence D Cooper
ISBN: 0271019220 9780271019222 0271019239 9780271019239
OCLC Number: 40408704
Description: xiv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Rousseau and the Question of the Good Life --
Roussau, Nature, and History --
The Goodness of All Good Lives --
Beyond Happiness, or What Makes the Good Life Good --
The Two Components of the Good Life --
Nature and Human Nature, Part I: What Is Natural? --
The Fixedness of Man's "Present Nature" --
Charting the Human Landscape: Two Chasms--One Bridgeable, the Other Not --
Charting the Human Landscape: Five Human Types, Three Natural Men, One Civilized Savage --
"What Is Natural in the Savage State" and "What Is Natural in the Civil State" --
Nature and Human Nature, Part II: Emile, or the Naturalization of Second Nature --
Between Aristotle and Hobbes, Between Plato and Freud: A Word on Rousseau's Distinctiveness --
Sublimation in Rousseau: Conscience as Alchemist --
What Else Is Natural, and Why --
The Problem of Self-Love --
The Stakes --
Amour-Propre's Inevitability --
Amour-Propre's Ambiguity --
Amour-Propre's Influence on Character and Behavior --
What Amour-Propre Is and How It Arises --
Answers and Rebuttals: An Attempt at Dialectic --
The Birth of Amour-Propre --
How Much Amour-Propre, and What Kind? Gentleness Versus Cruelty, Pride Versus Vanity --
Beyond Amour-Propre? Prospects and Possibilities --
Critical Reflections on Rousseau's Naturalism --
A Return to Wholeness --
The Perils of Rousseau's Naturalism: Some Concluding Reflections --
Rousseau's Subjectivism and Its Consequences --
The Denial of Amour-Propre's Naturalness and the Consequences for Our Moral Lives.
Other Titles: Rousseau, nature & the problem of the good life
Responsibility: Laurence D. Cooper.

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