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Faith

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/9780226074177.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the theme of faith in Les rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire, which have as their subject the philosophic life, shown in motion by the individual promenades. Jean-Jacques Rousseau ... More


Why Political Philosophy?

Heinrich Meier

in Political Philosophy and the Challenge of Revealed Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226275857
eISBN:
9780226275994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275994.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of political philosophy in its fourfold determination: the subject matter of political philosophy; the political defense of the philosophic life; its ... More


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

Heinrich Meier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226074030
eISBN:
9780226074177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074177.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents the author's confrontation with Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Les rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire, the philosopher's most beautiful and daring work, as well as his last and least ... 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


Love

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/9780226074177.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the significance of love in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's reflection on his œuvre and the philosophic life as a whole. The philosophic life is supported by love of the truth, love of ... More


Rousseau and the Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar

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/9780226074177.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau's confrontation with the question of the right life, with faith's demand for obedience and the promises of religion, in Profession de foi du Vicaire ... More


Self-Knowledge

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/9780226074177.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship between Jean-Jacques Rousseau's self-knowledge and Beisichselbstsein. Rousseau's Beisichselbstsein is mediated by the confrontation with faith, by the knowledge ... More


Nature

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/9780226074177.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau's treatment of nature in Les rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire, and how it becomes the standard support for the self-understanding and orientation of the ... More


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