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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


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, having found asylum in 1762 with the genial Earl Marischal Keith at Môtiers-Travers in Neuchâtel, had politely declined the invitation of David Hume to go to England. Though he ... More


Dijon Revisited: Rousseau’s First Discourse from the Perspective of the Concours AcadÉmique

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in The Enlightenment in Practice: Academic Prize Contests and Intellectual Culture in France, 1670-1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450600
eISBN:
9780801463907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450600.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau's victory at the Academy of Dijon from the perspective of theconcours académique. The prize awarded to Rousseau in August of 1750 for his “Discourse on the ... More


The Philosopher among Nonphilosophers

Heinrich Meier

in On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life: Reflections on Rousseau's Rêveries in Two Books

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226074030
eISBN:
9780226074177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074177.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers reflections on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Les rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire. It examines the title, which combines all three types of titles that Rousseau has employed for books to ... More


Monsters in the Garden: Rousseau on Politics and Parental Virtue

Brian Duff

in The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic Dilemma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672721
eISBN:
9781452947280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672721.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter on Rousseau argues that in relying on the experience of parenthood to plant the seed of virtue, and using the relationship with one’s children as the measure of virtue, he introduced a ... More


The politics of the soul: the life and times of Jean-Jacques Rousseau1

Mads Qvortrup

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065804
eISBN:
9781781700495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065804.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents an overview of Rousseau's life and times. More than any other writer Rousseau's philosophy has been associated with his life. There is something to be said for this ... More


Rousseau’s Cybernetic Political Body

David William Bates

in States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158053
eISBN:
9780231528665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158053.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Tracing the development and articulation of a political logic in Rousseau's republican theory shows how he brilliantly resolves ... More


Abandoned to Ourselves

Peter A. Meyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300172058
eISBN:
9780300178050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300172058.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows how the centerpiece of the Enlightenment—society as the symbol of collective human life and as the fundamental domain of human practice—was primarily composed and animated by its most ... More


Self-Love: Rousseau on the Allure, and the Elusiveness, of Divine Self-Sufficiency

Julie E. Cooper

in Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226081298
eISBN:
9780226081328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081328.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces Rousseau’s ambivalence about the possibility, and the desirability, of human autonomy. At times, Rousseau heralds the prospect of full empowerment without omnipotence. At other ... More


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