9780300172058

Abandoned to Ourselves : Being an Essay on the Emergence and Implications of Sociology in the Writings of Mr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau...

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780300172058

  • ISBN10:

    0300172052

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2013-07-23
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $60.00 Save up to $1.80
  • Buy New
    $58.20
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    SPECIAL ORDER: 1-2 WEEKS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

In this extraordinary work, Peter Alexander Meyers shows how the centerpiece of the Enlightenment societyas the symbol of collective human life and as the fundamental domain of human practicewas primarily composed and animated by its most ambivalent figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Displaying this new societyas an evolving field of interdependence, Abandoned to Ourselvestraces the emergence and moral significance of dependence itself within Rousseau's encounters with a variety of discourses of order, including theology, natural philosophy, and music. Underpinning this whole scene we discover a modernizing conception of the human Will, one that runs far deeper than Rousseau's most famous trope, the "general Will." As Abandoned to Ourselvesweaves together historical acuity with theoretical insight, readers will find here elements for a reconstructed sociology inclusive of things and persons and, as a consequence, a new foundation for contemporary political theory.

Author Biography

Peter Alexander Meyers is professor of American studies at the Université Paris III—Sorbonne Nouvelle, and a recurring visitor in the departments of Politics, Philosophy, History, and Sociology at Princeton University.

Rewards Program

Write a Review