Rousseau"s exemplary life

the Confessions as political philosophy
  • 262 Pages
  • 0.61 MB
  • English
Cornell University Press , Ithaca
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778., Authors, French -- Biography -- History and criticism., Political science -- France -- History -- 18th century., Confession in literature., Autobiogr



StatementChristopher Kelly.
LC ClassificationsJC179.R9 K45 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 262 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2738333M
ISBN 100801419360
LC Control Number86032961

Rousseau's Exemplary Life Hardcover – August 4, by Christopher Kelly (Author)Cited by: 2. Christopher Kelly, Rousseau’s Exemplary Life: The Confessions as Political Philosophy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ). For Rousseau, “consecrating one’s life to the truth” (his personal credo) meant publicly taking responsibility for what one publishes and only publishing what would be.

Rousseau's Exemplary Life Book Description: In this stimulating reading of Rousseau's Confessions, Christopher Kelly breaks down the artificial distinction traditionally made between this autobiographical work and Rousseau's overtly philosophical works.

Using Cato, Socrates, and Jesus as examples of exemplary lives, Kelly shows why none of these was satisfactory to Rousseau, thus necessitating a new type of exemplary life. Chapters three through six give the reader an analysis of all twelve books of The Confessions, with most attention devoted to the first book, in a chapter entided "The.

Rousseaus exemplary life book Rousseau's Exemplary Life: "The Confessions" as Political Philosophy (Review). Jean A. Perkins - - Philosophy and Literature 14 (1) Boston University Libraries. Services.

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Christopher Kelly," The Journal of Polit no. 3 (Aug., ):   Rousseau as Author will be a groundbreaking book not just for Rousseau scholars, He is the author of Rousseau's Exemplary Life and coeditor of The Collected Writings of Rousseau.

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Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques: Dialogues (Collected Writings of Rousseau) Paperback – Ap Kelly is professor of political science at Boston College, translator of several volumes in this series, and author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life and Rousseau as Author.

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The Rousseau who emerges from this interpretation is a radical critic of liberalism who is nonetheless more cautious about protecting individual freedom than his milder communitarian successors.

Marks elaborates on the challenge that Rousseau poses to liberals and communitarians alike by setting up a dialogue between him and Charles Taylor, one Cited by:   About the Author CHRISTOPHER KELLY is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, translator of several other books in this series, and author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life ().

EVE GRACE is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado by: 9. Rousseau's Exemplary Life: the Confessions as Political Philosophy. [Christopher Kelly] -- In this stimulating reading of Rousseau's Confessions, Christopher Kelly breaks down Rousseaus exemplary life book artificial distinction traditionally made between this autobiographical work and Rousseau's overtly.

"The Challenge of Rousseau promises to demonstrate Rousseau's status as a thinker of the first rank, and it amply delivers. Editors Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly have assembled a diverse and impressive collection of essays, written by some of the most important scholars working on Rousseau in both the United States and : $ Though he hates books, Jean-Jacques does not entirely deprive Emile of the opportunity to read; he eventually caves and allows his pupil to peruse the one book that “provides the most felicitous treatise on natural education,” Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange.

CHRISTOPHER KELLY is professor of political science at Boston College and editor of Dartmouth College Press’s Collected Writings of Rousseau, much of which he translated. He is the author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life and Rousseau as : $   Rousseau's Exemplary Life: The “Confessions” As Political Philosophy.

By Christopher Kelly. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, p. $ - Volume 82 Issue 4 - Arthur M. Melzer. Christopher Kelly is Professor of Political Science at Boston College. He is co-editor of the series The Collected Writings of Rousseau () and the author of Rousseau as Author: Consecrating One's Life to the Truth () and Rousseau's Exemplary Life: Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press.

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For Rousseau, "consecrating one's life to the truth" (his personal credo) meant publicly taking responsibility for what one publishes and only publishing what would be of public benefit. Christopher Kelly argues that this commitment is central to understanding the relationship between Rousseau Pages: Rousseau, the son, then lived for six years as a poor relation in his mother’s family, patronized and humiliated, until he, too, at the age of 16, fled from Geneva to live the life of an adventurer and a Roman Catholic convert in the kingdoms of Sardinia and France.

On the general theme of the differences between Emile and Rousseau (as he presents himself in the Confessions), see Kelly, Rousseau's Exemplary Life, especially chap.

In a similar vein, Rousseau goes on to indicate in book 4 that even when a more mature man sees himself reflected in his beloved's eyes, he needs to reflect on that Cited by: 7. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born on 28 June in Geneva, at that time, a city-state under Swiss Confederacy. His father, Isaac Rousseau, came from a middle-class family of watchmakers and was himself involved in that trade.

He was also well-educated and had a taste for music.

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his book Rousseau’s Exemplary Life: the Confessions as political philosophy with the remark that: “The difference between Rousseau and Augustine begins to be revealed even when Rousseau most closely approximates Augustine’s formulations.

For example, while Rousseau does not address GodFile Size: 1MB. Summary. Rousseau’s Èmile is a kind of half treatise, half novel that tells the life story of a fictional man named it, Rousseau traces the course of Èmile’s development and the education he receives, an education designed to create in him all the virtues of Rousseau’s idealized “natural man,” uncorrupted by modern society.

Emile [Book 1] Jean Jacques Rousseau Introduction God makes all things good; man meddles with them and they become evil. He forced one soil to yield the products of another, one tree to bear another’s fruit.

He confuses and confounds time, place and natural conditions.

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He mutilates his dog, his horse, and his slave. He destroys and defaces alFile Size: KB. The point of the Confessions is not exactly to justify Rousseau and defend his reputation—well, not before Book IX anyway—but it is to reveal Rousseau’s soul to the reader in such a way as to make clear that Rousseau is a good man.

Notwithstanding a few bad moments, Rousseau believed that “I am on the whole the best of men” (, Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Years of seclusion and exile: By the time his Lettre à d’Alembert sur les spectacles (; Letter to Monsieur d’Alembert on the Theatre) appeared in print, Rousseau had already left Paris to pursue a life closer to nature on the country estate of his friend Mme d’Épinay near Montmorency.

Teaching Rousseau's Confessions in Translation. Christopher Kelly. Dependence on translations is an inescapable fact of life for anyone who teaches courses on the history of political thought, as I do.

An introductory course typically covers authors such as Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx.

Like the Confessions, the Reveries of a Solitary Walker is an autobiographical work by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Published posthumously inthe Reveries is a collection of ten books, or “walks,” that describe Rousseau’s wanderings around Paris during the solitary end of his life.

More.Rousseau C Rousseau on Leadership: Guiding the Wills of Men David L. Cawthon Oh ye people who are free, remember this maxim: Liberty may be acquired, but never recovered. —Jean-Jacque Rousseau ries for liberty began to swell during the last half of the eighteenth century in Western society.

And, the sparks of revolution were not limited toFile Size: 30KB.Rousseau was proud that his family, of the moyen order (or middle-class), had voting rights in the city. Throughout his life, he generally signed his books "Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Citizen of Geneva". Geneva, in theory, was governed "democratically" by its male voting "citizens".Era: 18th-century philosophy, (early modern philosophy).