1st Edition

Rousseau: Stoic & Romantic





ISBN 9780367138035
Published May 5, 2019 by Routledge
192 Pages

USD $110.00

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1974, studies the similarities between Rousseau’s thought and that of the Stoics, examining Rousseau’s ideas on man, society, the state and government. It makes close reference to Rousseau’s writings, and to the works of Seneca and other Stoics, presenting an opportunity to really come to grips with a complex and often contradictory mind.

Table of Contents

1. The Stoic Origins  2. The Nature of Man  3. Natural Man & His Downfall  4. Emile, or the Natural Man in Society  5. The Return to Nature  6. Jean-Jacques, the Man of Nature  7. Rousseau, the Etatiste  8. The General Will  9. How the General Will is Recognized  10. The State & Individual Rights  11. The ‘Prince’ or Government  12. The Best Form of Government  13. The Types of Government  14. The Small State  15. The Religion of Patriotism  16. The Lawgiver  17. The Person & the Collectivity

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