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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the 'Well-Ordered Society'

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ISBN-10: 0521531381

ISBN-13: 9780521531382

Edition: 2002

Authors: Maurizio Viroli, Derek Hanson

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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. In contrast with a widely held interpretation of Rousseau's philosophy, Professor Viroli argues that natural and political order are by no means the same for Rousseau. He explores the differences and interrelations between the different types of order which Rousseau describes, and shows how the philosopher constructed his final doctrine of the just society, which can be based…    
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Book details

List price: $67.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Maurizio Viroli is the author of numerous works in political theory and of a study of Machiavelli's political philosophy. A professor of politics at Princeton University, he lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and Forli, Italy.

Preface
Note on the text
Introduction
Images of order between nature and the artificial
Disorder and inequality
Political order
Bibliography
Index