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The Virtue of the Citizen

Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Republicanism in the Eighteenth-Century French Context

by Merja Kylmäkoski (Author)
Thesis 214 Pages

Summary

The author examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s political thought from the angle of classical republicanism. To offer an account of Rousseau’s republicanism she explores his idea of the citizen and civic virtues. In addition, eighteenth-century conceptions of luxury and Rousseau’s ideas of the patriot and liberty are discussed. Rousseau’s republicanism is here considered to stem from his Genevan legacy and his ideas are seen as a critical response to the contemporary ascendancy of the Mandevillean idea of man, which emphasized the values and virtues attached to commerce.

Details

Pages
214
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631379431
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2001. 213 pp.

Biographical notes

Merja Kylmäkoski (Author)

The Author: Merja Kylmäkoski is currently working as a researcher at the Research Institute for Social Sciences in the University of Tampere, Finland.

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