Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Rousseau and the Social Contract

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Rousseau and the Social Contract

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Rousseau's Social Contract is a benchmark in political philosophy and has influenced moral and political thought since its publication. Rousseau and the Social Contract introduces and assesses:

*Rousseau's life and the background of the Social Contract
*The ideas and arguments of the Social Contract
*Rousseau's continuing importance to politics and philosophy

Rousseau and the Social Contract will be essential reading for all students of philosophy and politics, and anyone coming to Rousseau for the first time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18.54mm | 204g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415201993
  • 9780415201995
  • 1,066,961

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Rousseau the Man 2. Human Nature and Moral Psychology 3. Man is Born Free 4. False Theories of the Body Politic 5. The Social Pact and Property 6. Sovereignty and the General Will 7. The Lawgiver: Culture and Morality 8. Government and Sovereign 9. Civil Religion 10. The Social Contract in Retrospect Bibiography Index The Lawgiver: Culture and Morality
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"This will prove to be a very useful and widely used commentary on the "Social Contract filling a surprising gap in the market. It is sober, lucid and well-judged throughout and will, I am confident, be justly well-received, well-respected and well-thumbed."
-Nicholas Dent, Birmingham University
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About Christopher Bertram

Christopher Bertram is senior lecturer of philosophy at Bristol University and has written for many journals in the political philosophy area.
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