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Language, Subjectivity, and Freedom in Rousseau's Moral Philosophy

1st Edition

By Richard Noble


248 pages

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This book, first published in 1991, has two related goals. The first is to explicate Rousseau’s conception of subjectivity; the second is to trace the influence of that conception on his theory of freedom. It argues that Rousseau’s conception of subjectivity provides us with a basis for understanding both his analysis of the ‘social problem’ of advanced civil societies, and the solutions he proposes to this problem.

Table of Contents

1. Speaking Apes 2. The Problem of Language Origin 3. Original Nature 4. Rousseau’s Arcadian Ideal 5. The Metaphysics of Freedom 6. An Education According to Nature 7. A Moral Education

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Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Philosophy

This collection reissues 17 titles that provide an excellent overview of 18th century philosophy – as well as the debates that surround the topic. Featuring works on Berkeley, Hume, Kant and Rousseau, among others, the collection examines a host of philosophical arguments by the leading thinkers of the time. It is an essential reference collection.

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