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Rousseau’s Political Emancipatory Project


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Raunić, Raul. (2014). Rousseau’s Political Emancipatory Project. Filozofska istraživanja, 34(1-2). pp. 5-22. ISSN 1848-2309

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Rousseau’s work is united around the intention to provide a diagnosis and a therapy for the modern age that encompasses three emancipatory projects: pedagogical, political, and naturalistic. The author considers Rousseau’s central, political emancipatory project and analyses its particular social contract from the aspect of: 1. methodical assumptions; 2. aims, conditions, and methods of implementation; 3. transformative effects and extensions of personal identity. Rousseau justifies political authority in three ways, which gives reasons for his political project of freedom to be called liberal, moral, and participatory republicanism. The radical nature of Rousseau’s critique, in at least seven ways, discloses the essence of our contemporary age.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, personal identity, rational consensus, social contract, political liberty and equality, popular sovereignty, legitimation and justification of political authority, republicanism
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 11:39
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 10:41

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