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The Resource Jean-Jacques Rousseau : a friend of virtue, Joseph R. Reisert

Jean-Jacques Rousseau : a friend of virtue, Joseph R. Reisert

Label
Jean-Jacques Rousseau : a friend of virtue
Title
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Title remainder
a friend of virtue
Statement of responsibility
Joseph R. Reisert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the first book devoted to discussion of Rousseau's conception of virtue, Joseph R. Reisert argues that Rousseau's work offers a coherent political theory that both complements and challenges key elements of contemporary liberalism." "Drawing on his deep familiarity with Rousseau's work, Reisert maintains that Rousseau's primary concern was to discover the psychological foundations of virtue, which he understood as the strength of will needed to respect the rights of others. Reisert reconstructs the model of the human soul that underpins Rousseau's account of virtue, a model he considers superior to the alternatives conceived by Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Kant, and Rawls. Rousseau, the author explains, believed that life in modern societies undermines virtue, but that for individuals to thrive, and for free societies to endure, all would require moral education. Rousseau, who styled himself "a friend of virtue," sought to impart virtue to his readers through the examples of his literary characters Emile and Julie." "Reisert finds that Rousseau's thought poses a dilemma for modern politics: democratic governments can do little to cultivate virtue directly, yet liberal society continues to need it. The requisite moral teaching, Reisert concludes, should be provided instead by families, religious organizations, and other civil associations."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reisert, Joseph R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Virtue
  • Ethics, Modern
  • Vertus
  • Morale
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Modern
  • Virtue
  • Ethiek
  • Ethik
  • Tugend
Label
Jean-Jacques Rousseau : a friend of virtue, Joseph R. Reisert
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of virtue -- The political argument -- The ethical argument -- Friendship and love -- Justice, happiness, and virtue -- Emile's moral education -- The author as tutor -- Rousseauian virtue and contemporary liberalism
Control code
on1042220216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw6br
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042220216
Label
Jean-Jacques Rousseau : a friend of virtue, Joseph R. Reisert
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of virtue -- The political argument -- The ethical argument -- Friendship and love -- Justice, happiness, and virtue -- Emile's moral education -- The author as tutor -- Rousseauian virtue and contemporary liberalism
Control code
on1042220216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw6br
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042220216

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