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Rousseau and the modern state

Author: Alfred Cobban
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge library editions., 18th century philosophy ;, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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First published in 1934, and revised and expanded in 1964, this book is the standard work on the political thought of Rousseau. It was acclaimed by English reviewers as 'an excellently arranged, lucidly written, unbiased account of Rousseau's political theory', a 'scholarly book, distinguished for lucidity both in thought and style', and a 'first-rate book in defence of the essential sanity of Rousseau's thought'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Cobban
ISBN: 9780429026904 0429026900 9780429640186 0429640188 9780429637018 0429637012 9780429643354 0429643357
OCLC Number: 1099434573
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; PREFACE; CHAPTER I: THE INTERPRETATION OF ROUSSEAU; 1 The Study of the Political Theory of Rousseau; 2. Rousseau and the French Revolution; 3. The Critics of Rousseau; CHAPTER II: THE POLITICAL WORLD OF ROUSSEAU; 1. Philosophes and Despots; 2. Parliamentary Government; 3. Associations in the State; 4. The Civil Religion; 5. The Abstract Nature of the Contrat social; CHAPTER III: LIBERTY AND THE GENERAL WILL; 1. Natural Rights and the Social Order 2. The Sovereignty of the General Will3. Separation of Powers; 4. Rousseau and the Democratic State; CHAPTER IV: ROUSSEAU AND THE NATION STATE; 1. Revolt against the Cosmopolitan Ideal; 2. The Definition of a Nation; 3. Nationalism, the new Tyranny; CHAPTER V: THE SOCIAL IDEAL; 1. Luxe: Rousseau against Voltaire; 2. The Ideal of Equality; 3. The Middle Classes; CHAPTER VI: JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU AND THE MODERN POLITICAL MIND; 1. Back to Nature; 2. The Political Theory of Romanticism: Rousseau and Burke; 3. The Individual and the Community; APPENDICES 1. Political Ideas of the Comte d'Antraigues2. D'Antraigues MS; INDEX
Series Title: Routledge library editions., 18th century philosophy ;, v. 14.
Responsibility: Alfred Cobban.

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First published in 1934, and revised and expanded in 1964, this book is the standard work on the political thought of Rousseau. It was acclaimed by English reviewers as 'an excellently arranged, lucidly written, unbiased account of Rousseau's political theory', a 'scholarly book, distinguished for lucidity both in thought and style', and a 'first-rate book in defence of the essential sanity of Rousseau's thought'.

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