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The Resource Rousseau and the Problem of Human Relations, John M. Warner, (electronic resource)

Rousseau and the Problem of Human Relations, John M. Warner, (electronic resource)

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Rousseau and the Problem of Human Relations
Title
Rousseau and the Problem of Human Relations
Statement of responsibility
John M. Warner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Self-interest in social relationships preoccupied Jean-Jacques Rousseau. A person divided between himself and others couldn't achieve wholeness. Warner traces Rousseau's argument via three distinct types of relationships, and he concludes that Rousseau's failure to recognize the good in human associations is deliberate, self-conscious, and tragic
  • Among Jean-Jacques Rousseau's chief preoccupations was the problem of self-interest implicit in all social relationships. A person with divided loyalties (i.e., to both himself and his cohorts) was, in Rousseau's thinking, a divided person. According to John Warner's Rousseau and the Problem of Human Relations, not only did Rousseau never solve this problem, he believed it was fundamentally unsolvable: social relationships could never restore wholeness to a self-interested human being. Warner traces his argument through the contours of Rousseau's thought on three distinct types of relationships-sexual love, friendship, and civil or political association. Warner concludes that none of these, whether examined individually or together, provides a satisfactory resolution to the problem of human dividedness located at the center of Rousseau's thinking. In fact, concludes Warner, Rousseau's failure to obtain anything hopeful from human associations is deliberate, self-conscious, and revelatory of a tragic conception of human relations. Thus Rousseau raises our hopes only to dash them. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
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1978-
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Warner, John M.
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • Open Access e-Books
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  • Politics
  • Philosophy
Label
Rousseau and the Problem of Human Relations, John M. Warner, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=605032
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Rousseau's theory of human relations -- Social longing and moral perfection -- Pity and human weakness -- Romantic love in Emile -- Romantic love in Julie -- Friendship, virtue, and moral authority -- The ecology of justice -- The sociology of wholeness
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.2R1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780271071015
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, figures, tables.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945384342
Terms governing use
CC BY-NC-ND.
Label
Rousseau and the Problem of Human Relations, John M. Warner, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=605032
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Rousseau's theory of human relations -- Social longing and moral perfection -- Pity and human weakness -- Romantic love in Emile -- Romantic love in Julie -- Friendship, virtue, and moral authority -- The ecology of justice -- The sociology of wholeness
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.2R1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780271071015
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, figures, tables.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945384342
Terms governing use
CC BY-NC-ND.

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