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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the 'Well-Ordered Society' Paperback – February 13, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0521531382 ISBN-10: 0521531381

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 13, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521531381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521531382
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,951,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book studies a central but hitherto neglected aspect of Rousseau's political thought: the concept of social order and its implications for the ideal society which he envisages. The antithesis between order and disorder is a fundamental theme in Rousseau's work, and the author takes it as the basis for this study.

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Very consistent work. Provides a nice overview of Rousseau's debt to the republican tradition, as well as a complete analysis of the concept of order in his political work. Could be more synthetic though.
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