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Rousseau's theodicy of self-love : evil, rationality, and the drive for recognition

Author: Frederick Neuhouser
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau revolutionized our understanding of ourselves with his brilliant investigation of amour propre: the passion that drives humans to seek the esteem, approval, admiration, or love  Read more...

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Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Neuhouser
ISBN: 9780199592050 0199592055 9780199542673 0199542678
OCLC Number: 901212051
Description: 279 p.
Contents: I. DEFINING HUMAN NATURE; II. DIAGNOSIS; III. PRESCRIPTION; IV. CURING THE MALADY WITH ITS OWN RESOURCES
Responsibility: Frederick Neuhouser [aut].

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This work does an admirable job of clarifying the central notion of Rousseau's philosophy, amour-propre, by placing it within the context of a theodicy. It is arguably the first comprehensive Read more...

 
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