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Title:
Routledge philosophy guidebook to Rousseau and The social contract
Author:
Bertram, Christopher, 1958-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
ix, 214 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1470 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780415201988

9780415201995
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Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

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


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