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Rousseau, nature, and the problem of the good life

by Laurence D. Cooper

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Published by Pennsylvania State University Press in University Park, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.,
  • Philosophical anthropology -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Philosophy of nature -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Political science -- History -- 18th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-214) and index.

    Other titlesRousseau, nature & the problem of the good life
    StatementLaurence D. Cooper.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB2138.M3 C66 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 223 p. :
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL387312M
    ISBN 100271019220, 0271019239
    LC Control Number98050149

      This page contains a list of the best books on or by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Rousseau. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Rousseau. An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, . Rousseau seems confused about whether this natural state of freedom is a good or not, and one cannot help but wonder if this is because he was too wedded to his theory of ‘general will’ to provide a satisfactory reconciliation. In some sense, Rousseau seems to have recognized this, because his last pitch is to shift the goal-posts entirely.

    State of Nature as Discussed by Rousseau! The state of nature was discussed by Rousseau in his Discourses on the origin of Inequality. His state of nature is an instrument to reveal the sick and perverted condition of the present civilized man. It is bereft of the dogmas and modern conventions that character­ize a modern society.   He makes a good case for the solitary life. I think Rousseau believes it is destructive whenever humans come together in groups. Governments were formed to protect the weaker from the stronger or as Rousseau thinks to actually protect the rich from the poor. This is an outstanding book /5(5).

    The belief that man, by nature, is good was espoused by the French philosopher, Jean Jacques Rousseau (). He believed that people in the state of nature were innocent and at their best and that they were corrupted by the unnaturalness of civilization. 80 quotes from Emile or On Education: ‘I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.’ The man who has lived the most is not he who has counted the most years but he who has most felt life.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile or On Education. tags: 18th-century “Nature made me happy and good, and if I am otherwise.


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The connection is established thus: ‘the measure of the good life is existence, for existence is prior to happiness in two senses First, it is the very substance of happiness; and second, it can be attained—and can thereby give meaning and quality to life—quite apart from happiness.’Cited by: “An excellent and thorough study of the concept of Nature in Rousseau’s political philosophy, this book will be of great value to all interested in Rousseau, whether philosophers, political theorists, or French literature specialists.”5/5(1).

The rise of modern science created a crisis for Western moral and political philosophy, which had theretofore relied either on Christian theology or Aristotelian natural teleology as guarantors of an objective standard for &"the good life.&" This book examines Rousseau's effort to show how and why, despite this challenge from science (which he himself intensified by equating our subhuman origins.

Rousseau, Nature, and the Problem of the Good Life The rise of modern science created a crisis for Western moral and political philosophy, which had theretofore relied either on Christian theology or Aristotelian natural teleology as guarantors of an objective standard for ‘the good life.’.

Rousseau, Nature, and the Problem of the Good Life Laurence D. Cooper The rise of modern science created a crisis for Western moral and political philosophy, which had theretofore relied either on Christian theology or Aristotelian natural teleology as guarantors of an.

The connection is established thus: ‘the measure of the good life is existence, for existence is prior to happiness in two senses First, it is the very substance of happiness; and second, it can be attained—and can thereby give meaning and quality to life—quite apart from happiness.’.

Rousseau, Nature, and the Problem of the Good Life. Laurence D. Cooper. Contents. Rousseau and the Question of the Good Life. 1: Rousseau Nature and History. 4: The Plan of This Book. The Goodness of All Good Lives.

Beyond Happiness or What Makes the Good Life Good. Rousseau, Nature, and the Problem of the Good Life. Article in American Political Science Association 94(4) December with 40 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

This book examines Rousseau's effort to show how and why, despite this challenge from science (which he himself intensified by equating our (展开全部) The rise of modern science created a crisis for Western moral and political philosophy, which had theretofore relied either on Christian theology or Aristotelian natural teleology as guarantors of an objective standard for "the good life.".

Buy Rousseau Nature and the Problem of the Good Life by Cooper, Laurence D. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).

COOPER, Laurence D. Rousseau, Nature, and the Problem of the Good Life. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, xiv + pp. Cloth, $; paper, $Laurence Cooper has offered a well-written, carefully argued, thought-provoking account of Rousseau's understanding of the primitive basis for the natural goodness of civil man and the relation between.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction: Rousseau and the Question of the Good Life --Roussau, Nature, and History --The Goodness of All Good Lives --Beyond Happiness, or What Makes the Good Life Good --The Two Components of the Good Life --Nature and Human Nature.

Book Review Laurence D. Cooper, Rousseau, Nature, and the Problem of the Good Life. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, Pp. xvi+ $ While Rousseau values freedom above all, Aristotle values the "good life," and sufficiently disregards the value of freedom to endorse slavery.

Previous section Book III, Chapters Next page Book III, Chapters page 2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau on nature, wholeness and education. His novel Émile was the most significant book on education after Plato’s Republic, and his other work had a profound impact on political theory and practice, romanticism and the development of the novel.

We explore Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s life and contribution. In this, Rousseau was a precursor of the ‘romantics’ (Wordsworth and others) of the early 19 th century: he also loved “nature” and wrote a book about his walks, and his dreaming as he walked through the countryside.

He admired the newly “discovered” native peoples, whose lives were described by travellers, as he believed they led.

The life and works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a reading list and interview by Rousseau scholar Chris Bertram. The best books on Jean-Jacques Rousseau recommended by Chris Bertram. was imprisoned—is that man is good by nature and is made wicked by society.

Books Division. Chicago Distribution Center. SUBSCRIBE. LOG IN SEARCH. Search in: Advanced Ethics An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau is famous for reconceiving the social contract as a compact between the individual and a collective “general will” aimed at the common good and reflected in the laws of an ideal state and for maintaining that existing society rests on a false social contract that perpetuates inequality and rule by the rich.

Rousseau: A Philosophy of Nature. The Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a huge moral and political Emile to the Social Contract, Rousseau presents his vision of humanity as it should be. Rousseau has a deep dislike and disgust for the man as he philosophy is essentially reactive, reactionary against the society and the modernity.

Espousing the belief that all degenerates in men's hands, Rousseau taught that men would be free, wise, and good in the state of nature and that instinct and emotion, when not distorted by the unnatural limitations of civilization, are nature's voices and instructions to the good life.

Rousseau's "noble savage" stands in direct opposition to the man of : 18th-century philosophy, (early modern philosophy).In this thoughtful, gracefully written and impressively-researched book, Robin Douglass begins with a remark of Rousseau in a letter to the economist Marquis de Mirabeau, that the problem of politics is to find a form of government where law is placed above man, and should this never be found, it is necessary to turn to the other extreme "and establish the most arbitrary despotism, or 'the.appeal to nature’s goodness as it comes from the hands of the divine.

William French Further Reading Cooper, Laurence D. Rousseau, Nature, and the Problem of the Good Life. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, Grimsley, Ronald. Rousseau and the Religious Quest. Oxford: Clarendon Press, Rousseau, Size: 69KB.