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Enigmas of Identity

Peter Brooks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“We know that it matters crucially to be able to say who we are, why we are here, and where we are going,” this book claims. Many of us are also uncomfortably aware that we cannot provide a ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Harrison

in Circles of Censorship: Censorship and its Metaphors in French History, Literature, and Theory

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159094
eISBN:
9780191673481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159094.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Jean-Jacques Pauvert started publishing Sade's complete works in 1947. For a decade, however, these works were confiscated by the police until legal proceedings in 1956 were initiated against ... More


Hope and Heroic Action: Rousseau, Paoli, Kosciuszko, and the Republican Tradition of War

Karma Nabulsi

in Traditions of War: Occupation, Resistance and The Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294078
eISBN:
9780191599972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294077.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the third of three chapters on the three traditions of war, and introduces the republican tradition, which is represented partially through the writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau, who, along ... More


Rousseau's Civil Religion Reconsidered

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

I ask and attempt to answer three questions. First, what role or place does Rousseau's scheme for a civil religion occupy in his political theory? Second, what were Rousseau's intentions—i.e. what ... More


Politics as Dialogue

David Miller

in Market, State, and Community: Theoretical Foundations of Market Socialism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198278641
eISBN:
9780191599903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198278640.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

If politics is a process whereby collective decisions are reached from an initial position of disagreement, there are two conceptions of how this should happen. Politics as interest‐aggregation looks ... More


The dialectic of Enlightenment. Spaemann's critique of modernity and its dialectic

Holger Zaborowski

in Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person: Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576777
eISBN:
9780191722295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Spaemann's critique of modernity and its dialectic, on the basis provided in the preceding chapter. A more systematic account of how Spaemann views modernity, how it arose, and ... More


Egotisms

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks into instances of individual self-obsession and what these have to say not only about persons but also the society or culture in which they must survive. As representatives of the ... More


War and Peace before Sociology: Social Theorizing on Violence from Thomas Hobbes to the Napoleonic Wars

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter provides an overview of the key arguments in the debate on war and peace carried on from the time of Thomas Hobbes up to the Napoleonic Wars between philosophers, political economists, ... More


Without God

Maurizio Viroli

in As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the impact of Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the history of republican religion. Rousseau was well aware that republics need religion to come to life and endure. He notes that great ... More


The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Pierre Saint-Amand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

We think of the Enlightenment as an era dominated by ideas of progress, production, and industry—not an era that favored the lax and indolent individual. But was the Enlightenment only about the ... More


Perpetual Peace and Fichte’s Theory of the State

Isaac Nakhimovsky

in The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148946
eISBN:
9781400838752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148946.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter recounts how Fichte's theory of the state was profoundly shaped by his encounter with Rousseau, Sieyès, and Kant. Fichte developed a more radical version of the constitutional theory ... More


Conclusion

Isaac Nakhimovsky

in The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148946
eISBN:
9781400838752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148946.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the broader implications of Fichte's work. Fichte's The Closed Commercial State was an intensive investigation into the prospects of Europe's transformation into the kind of ... More


A Clash with Democracy: Geneva and Jean-Jacques Rousseau

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses a movement of modern democratic type in Geneva in 1768, which made a positive impression on institutions of government. In the roles played by upper, middle, and lower classes, ... More


The Lessons of Poland

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents a compressed account of the Four Years' Diet of 1788–1792 and its background. Poland is first exhibited as a land of aristocracy triumphant. The question is then asked whether ... More


The Political Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Impossibility of Reason

Mads Qvortrup

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065804
eISBN:
9781781700495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065804.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book presents an overview of Jean–Jacques Rousseau's work from a political science perspective. Was Rousseau — the great theorist of the French Revolution—really a conservative? The text argues ... More


Sans-Culottes: An Eighteenth-Century Emblem in the French Revolution

Michael Sonenscher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180809
eISBN:
9781400829026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180809.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This is a bold new history of the sans-culottes and the part they played in the French Revolution. It tells for the first time the real story of the name now usually associated with urban violence ... More


Natural Rights and Their Critics

DAVID BOUCHER

in The Limits of Ethics in International Relations: Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Human Rights in Transition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203529
eISBN:
9780191695490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203529.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses 18th-century criticism on natural rights from the political and philosophical perspectives. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, and Edmund Burke were the major critics of ... More


Aotourou and Omai

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Louis-Antoine Bougainville reached Saint–Malo on March 16, 1769, and was soon with Aotourou in Paris, France. More than a year before the publication of Bougainville's Voyage, the tale of Tahiti was ... More


Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Maria Pia Paganelli, Dennis C. Rasmussen, and Craig Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith are two of the foremost thinkers of the European Enlightenment, thinkers who made seminal contributions to moral and political philosophy and who shaped some of ... More


Preamble

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the history and nature of liberalism and includes the views of political thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell, Isaiah Berlin, Alexis de ... More


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