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Social contract, masochist contract : aesthetics of freedom and submission in Rousseau

Author: Fayçal Falaky
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theorization of sensual desire was not uncommon in the eighteenth century; like many materialists of the French Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau rejected imperatives founded on metaphysical suppositions and viewed the senses as the only valid source of philisophical knowledge. In Social Contract, Masochist Contract, Fayc̜al Falaky demonstrates that what distinguishes Rousseau is that the foundational measure on  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fayçal Falaky
ISBN: 9781438449890 1438449895
OCLC Number: 844245164
Description: xii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Fayçal Falaky.

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Theorization of sensual desire was not uncommon in the eighteenth century; like many materialists of the French Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau rejected imperatives founded on metaphysical suppositions and viewed the senses as the only valid source of philisophical knowledge. In Social Contract, Masochist Contract, Fayc̜al Falaky demonstrates that what distinguishes Rousseau is that the foundational measure on which he bases his materialist philosophy is a sexual instinct edowed, paradoxically, with the same sublime, self-abnegating attributes associated with Christian, metaphyscial desire. To understand the aesthetics of Rousseau's masochism is, Falaky argues, to understand how ideals of Christian morality and spiritual enoblement survuved the enlightenment, and how God died, only to be repackaged in new fetishes. Whether it is the imperious mistress of his erotic fantasies, the Arcadian nature of his philosophical reveries, or the sublime Law designed to delvate the citizen from enslaving appetite, Rousseau's fetishes herald the new regulative ideals of the modern secular state.

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