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Title The challenge of Rousseau [electronic resource] / [edited by] Eve Grace, Christopher Kelly.
Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Written by prominent scholars of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's philosophy, this collection celebrates the 300th anniversary of Rousseau's birth and the 250th anniversary of the publication of Emile. The depth and systematic character of Rousseau's thought was recognized almost immediately by thinkers such as Kant and Hegel, yet debate continues over the degree to which Rousseau's legacy is the result of poetic, literary, or rhetorical genius, rather than of philosophic rigor or profundity. The authors focus on Rousseau's genuine yet undervalued stature as a philosopher. This collection includes essays that develop some of the complex problems Rousseau treated so radically and profoundly, as well as essays on the vigorous debates he engaged in with thoughtful contemporaries and predecessors"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction / Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly; Part I. Politics and Economics: 1. Rousseau and the illustrious Montesquieu / Christopher Kelly; 2. Political economy and individual liberty / Ryan Patrick Hanley; Part II. Science and Epistemology: 3. The presence of sciences in Rousseau's trajectory and works / Bruno Bernardi and Bernadette Bensaud-Vincent; 4. Epistemology and political perception in the case of Rousseau / Terence Marshall; Part III. The Modern or Classical, Theological or Philosophical, Foundations of Rousseau's System: 5. On the intention of Rousseau / Leo Strauss; 6. On Strauss on Rousseau / Victor Gourevitch; 7. Built on sand: moral law in Rousseau's Second Discourse / Victor Gourevitch; 8. Rousseau and Pascal / Matthew W. Maguire; Part IV. Rousseau as Educator and Legislator: 9. The measure of the possible: imagination in Rousseau's philosophical pedagogy / Richard Velkley; 10. Rousseau's French revolution / Pamela K. Jensen; 11. Rousseau's challenge to Locke (and to us) / Jonathan Marks; 12. Stalking Puer Robustus: Hobbes and Rousseau on the origin of human malice / Susan Meld Shell; Part V. Unease, Happiness, and Death: 13. Rousseau's unease with Locke's uneasiness / John T. Scott; 14. Montaigne and Rousseau: some reflections / Pierre Manent.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Added Author Grace, Eve.
Kelly, Christopher, 1950-
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Related To Original 9781107018280 1107018285 (DLC) 2012015644
ISBN 113984489X (electronic bk.)
9781139844895 (electronic bk.)
9781107018280
1107018285
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