Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

oder Die Grundsätze des Staatsrechtes

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954550539

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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Mit seiner 1762 veröffentlichten Abhandlung übte der französische Philosoph Jean-Jacques Rousseau einen wesentlichen Einfluss auf die politische Theorie der Französischen Revolution aus, zugleich sind seine radikalen Schlussfolgerungen bis heute umstritten: Im Zentrum des Buchs steht die These, dass zwischen den Individuen der Gesellschaft ein unausgesprochener Gesellschaftsvertrag existiert. Orientiert ist dieser Vertrag jedoch nicht an den Rechten des Einzelnen. Vielmehr dient der Vertrag ausschließlich dem Gemeinwohl, das in Rousseaus Augen das zugleich Vernünftige und deshalb allein Gerechte ist.

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

oder Die Grundsätze des Staatsrechtes

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3959090234

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

View: 6843

Das zuerst 1762 in Amsterdam veröffentlichte und sofort in mehreren Ländern verbotene Werk »Der Gesellschaftsvertrag« von Jean-Jacques Rousseau gilt als zentrales Werk der Aufklärung, das wesentlichen Einfluss auf die politische Theorie der Französischen Revolution und die Durchsetzung der demokratischen Staatsform ausgeübt hat. Im Zentrum des ebenso elegant wie präzise formulierten Buches steht die These, dass die Voraussetzung der menschlichen Gesellschaft ein unausgesprochener Vertrag zwischen den Individuen ist. Dieser Gesellschaftsvertrag dient jedoch nicht dem Interesse des Einzelnen, sondern ist ausschließlich am Gemeinwohl orientiert und in diesem Sinne sowohl gerecht als auch vernünftig.

The Social Contract

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853267819

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

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In this translated classic, Rousseau argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. He says that we can only be free under the law by voluntarily embracing that law as our own. Hence, being free in society requires each of us to subjugate all our desires to the collective good, the general will.

Recovering the Social Contract

Author: Ron Replogle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847675913

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

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The author defends a novel philosophical thesis about the nature and foundation of moral rights. The thesis maintains that rights-claims derive their credibility from a distinctive idea of equality according to which persons are not just equally valuable but equally invaluable. The egalitarian ideal derives its normative content from widely acknowledged norms of competence that are distinguishable from and conceptually prior to the norms of rationality and morality that have exercised contemporary theorists of rational choice and justice. When its nature and foundation are appreciated, rights-based justice can be seen to be more powerful and, in an important sense, less ideological than alternative conceptions. In defending this view, the author considers how ideology corrupts thinking about justice and maintains that contemporary theorists are ideological in a sense that disqualifies them from setting credible normative standards.

On the Social Contract

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau


ISBN: 1387896806

Category: Political science

Page: 287

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The Social Contract Theorists

Critical Essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau

Author: Christopher W. Morris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 058511403X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 9258

This rich collection will introduce students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract political thinkers Thomas Hobbes (1599-1697), John Locke (1632-1704), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). A dozen essays and book excerpts have been selected to guide students through the texts and to introduce them to current scholarly controversies surrounding the contractarian political theories of these three thinkers.

Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Victor Gourevitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424462

Category: History

Page: 341

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Volume II contains the later writings such as the Social Contract. The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works.

Of The Social Contract and Other Political Writings

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014193199X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 9291

'Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains.' These are the famous opening words of a treatise that has stirred vigorous debate ever since its first publication in 1762. Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to wield authority over others, Rousseau argues instead for a pact, or 'social contract', that should exist between all the citizens of a state and that should be the source of sovereign power. From this fundamental premise, he goes on to consider issues of liberty and law, freedom and justice, arriving at a view of society that has seemed to some a blueprint for totalitarianism, to others a declaration of democratic principles. Translated by Quintin Hoare With a new introduction by Christopher Bertram

Justice and the Social Contract

Essays on Rawlsian Political Philosophy

Author: Samuel Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199725063

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Samuel Freeman was a student of the influential philosopher John Rawls, he has edited numerous books dedicated to Rawls' work and is arguably Rawls' foremost interpreter. This volume collects new and previously published articles by Freeman on Rawls. Among other things, Freeman places Rawls within historical context in the social contract tradition, and thoughtfully addresses criticisms of this position. Not only is Freeman a leading authority on Rawls, but he is an excellent thinker in his own right, and these articles will be useful to a wide range of scholars interested in Rawls and the expanse of his influence.

Postapocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract

We'll Not Go Home Again

Author: Claire P. Curtis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739142059

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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Fictional accounts of the end of the world rarely explore the end of humanity; instead they present the end of what we now know and the opportunity to start over. Postapocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract: 'We'll Not Go Home Again' contends that postapocalyptic fiction reflects one of our most basic political motivations and uses these fictional accounts to explore the move from the state of nature to civil society through a Hobbesian, a Lockean, and a Rousseauian lens.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Rousseau and The Social Contract

Author: Christopher Bertram

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415201988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

View: 9083

Rousseau's Social Contract is a benchmark in political philosophy that has inspired and influenced moral and political thought since publication and is widely studied for this reason.

Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition

Author: Jean Hampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521368278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 299

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A major study of Hobbes' political philosophy drawing on developments in game and decision theory.

The Social Contract & Discourses

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau


ISBN: 1988297370

Category: Economics

Page: 287

View: 7131

The role of government and whether it is required was a great topic of discussion around the revolt against the French nobility at the time this book was written. The argument focuses around whether the idea of law and good conscious is written within each of us and that we all know how government should act and be carried out. The work then goes over the various forms of government and of them all which would fit the proposed "Social Contract" the best. Each as its own merits.

The Social Contract, a Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, And a Discourse on Political Economy

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,G. D. H. Cole

Publisher: Publishing

ISBN: 9781420926972

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau writes, Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. This statement exemplifies the main idea behind The Social Contract, in other words that man is essentially free if it weren't for the oppression of political organizations such as government. Rousseau goes on to lay forth the principles that he deems most important for achieving political right amongst people. Contained within this volume are also two discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Rousseau examines the causes of the inequalities that exist among men concluding that it is the natural result of the formation of any civilization. In A Discourse on Political Economy Rousseau examines the nature of politics and their effect on people. These three works lay a solid foundation for the political philosophy of Rousseau and are a must read for any student of political science or philosophy.

Discourse on Political Economy and The Social Contract

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Christopher Betts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199538964

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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This is among the permanent classics of political theory. It argues concisely and effectively that the basis of any legitimate society must be the agreement of its members. Censored in its own time for its revolutionary tendencies, and still controversial in many respects, it is a main source of democratic belief.

Social Contract

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451602227

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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In Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourses on the Origin of Inequality, he outlines his own history of the development of human society. He explains in general terms how the differences between social and economic classes arose alongside the formation of modern states. He also explores the means by which these inequalities were actually built into and perpetuated by the foundational notions of modern society and government. Rather than endorse a return to the peaceful ways of pre-modern human beings, Rousseau addresses these inequalities in his seminal work, The Social Contract. Rousseau does not see government as an inherently corrupting influence, and he makes very clear and precise recommendations about how the state can and should protect the equality and character of its citizens.

Political Writings

Containing The Social Contract, Considerations on the Government of Poland, Constitutional Project for Corsica

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299110949

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Frederick Watkins' 1953 edition of Rousseau's Political Writings has long been noted for being fully accurate while representing much of Rousseau's eloquence and elegance. It contains what is widely regarded as the finest English translation of The Social Contract, Rousseau's greatest political treatise. In addition, this edition offers the best available translation of the late and important Government of Poland and the only published English translation of the fragment Constitutional Project for Corsica, which, says Watkins, provides the clearest possible demonstration of the practical implications of Rousseau's political thought.

Game Theory and the Social Contract: Just playing

Author: K. G. Binmore,Emeritus Professor of Economics Ken Binmore

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262024440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

View: 6536

In this second volume the author unveils his own controversial theory, which abandons the metaphysics of Immanuel Kant for the naturalistic approach to mortality of David Hume. According to this viewpoint, a fairness norm is a convention that evolved to co-ordinate behaviour on an equalibrium of a society's Game of Life. This approach allows the author to mount an evolutionary defence of Rawls' original position that escapes the utilitarian conclusions that follow when orthodox reasoning is applied with the traditional assumptions. Using ideas borrowed from the theory of bargaining and repeat games, the author is led instead to a form of egalitarianism that vindicates the intuitions that led Rawls to write his "Theory of Justice". Written for an interdisciplinary audience, the book aims to offer a panoramic tour through a range of insights that game theory brings to anthropology, biology, economics, philosophy and psychology.

Du Contrat Social

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140442014

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

View: 2404

Presents the eighteenth century French philosopher's views on society and the relationship between the individual and the state