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Introduction

Frederick Neuhouser

in Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542673
eISBN:
9780191715402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542673.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses Rousseau's theory of amour-propre. It looks at why Rousseau's theory of amour-propre can be considered a theodicy and the centrality of amour-propre. The chapter ... 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


1974—Marking Time

Douglas Wass

in Decline to Fall: The Making of British Macro-economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534746
eISBN:
9780191715884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534746.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the origins of the inflation which struck the developed world in the early 1970s, and the huge balance of payments imbalances which followed the explosion of oil prices in 1973. ... More


1975—Policy Changes

Douglas Wass

in Decline to Fall: The Making of British Macro-economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534746
eISBN:
9780191715884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534746.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the evolution of economic policy in the face of a deteriorating situation. It shows how early in 1975 the Treasury came to recognize that a significant shift of policy was ... More


Rousseau’s Return to Hobbes

Paul Sagar

in The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the issue of sociability and the theory of the state with regard to Jean-Jacques Rousseau. More specifically, it considers Rousseau's intervention in the debate over human ... More


Introduction to The Portable Rousseau (1973)

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this introduction to his volume The Portable Rousseau (1973), Paul de Man focuses on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract. He begins by discussing the notion of textual allegory, as it derives ... More


History and Human Nature

Guy Robinson

in Philosophy and Mystification

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222919
eISBN:
9780823235513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222919.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The social being of humans, which was conceptualized in the seventeenth century, was presented as the result of combining isolated individuals wherein a set of agreed upon laws or rules binds these ... More


The Utopianism of Leviathan

Richard Tuck

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter asks directly a question which often lurks behind discussions of Hobbes, but which is rarely put clearly: how radical is the transformation of politics, and indeed human life in general, ... More


Ich, das Wir, und Wir, das Ich ist: Spirit’s Dictum

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that while the category of “modernity” is differential, it is so in several senses that intersect and vie with one another. It introduces certain theses on modernity which aim to ... More


Cabinet Cassandra

Geoff Horn

in Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers the experience of the Labour Government during the crucial eighteen month period following the general election of February 1974, including the nature of the Social Contract ... 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


Writing the Social Contradiction: Rousseau’s Literary Politics

Zoe Beenstock

in The Politics of Romanticism: The Social Contract and Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474401036
eISBN:
9781474422147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401036.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Rousseau’s account of the tension between community and individual by examining the Second Discourse and the Social Contract on the one hand, and Julie on the other. In his ... More


Revolution and the Power of Living: Popular Sovereignty

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in Sovereignty and Its Other: Toward the Dejustification of Violence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251353
eISBN:
9780823252893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251353.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The fourth chapter shows how the earlier established definition of modern sovereignty – as the justification of the end of power through the means of violence – influences the development of the idea ... More


Rousseau’s Challenge to Modernity

Frank M. Turner

Richard A. Lofthouse (ed.)

in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207293
eISBN:
9780300212914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207293.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the thoughts of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He established the idea and the cultural role of the intellectual as it has come to influence modern culture throughout much of the world. ... More


The Portable Rousseau: Principle of Selection

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The principle of selection for Paul de Man's volume The Portable Rousseau is presented. The selection combines the theoretical side of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's thought with the more purely literary ... More


Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Disentangling of Green Paradoxes

Joseph H. Lane

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Joseph H. Lane Jr. argues that although the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau individually articulate themes that recur in subsequent environmentalist thought, only through recognizing the ... More


Gendering the General Will: Frankenstein’s Breaches of Contract

Zoe Beenstock

in The Politics of Romanticism: The Social Contract and Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474401036
eISBN:
9781474422147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401036.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As a sociable being that is barred from society, Frankenstein’s monster presents a sustained engagement with social contract theory’s major dilemma of whether individualism can produce sociability. ... More


The development of the SPF Recommendation

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the development of the Social Protection Floor concept. It ranges from initial conceptualization in 2000, in the context of debates about the need for a global social floor, ... More


Special Issues and Considerations

Gunnar Almgren

in Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170130
eISBN:
9780231543316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter addresses a number of thorny issues having to do with segments of the national population that in one way or the other either 1) represent exceptions to the general case of American ... More


Citizenship by civic virtue?

Cormac Behan

in Citizen convicts: Prisoners, politics and the vote

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088384
eISBN:
9781781707425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088384.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The cases for and against voting rights for prisoners have been widely examined in academic literature and political discourse. It is widely accepted that even in the most advanced liberal ... More


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