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Rousseau and HobbesNature, Free Will, and the Passions$
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Robin Douglass

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198724964

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724964.001.0001

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Review and Conclusion

Review and Conclusion

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(p.189) Review and Conclusion
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Rousseau and Hobbes
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Robin Douglass

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724964.003.0006

This concluding chapters reviews the main findings of the book, first in terms of understanding Rousseau’s engagement with Hobbes in its historical context, and, second, in terms of the key philosophical oppositions and affinities between Hobbes and Rousseau. It concludes by examining the extent to which Rousseau’s republican vision remains viable today. Where many contemporary theorists have found his principles of political right to be of continuing inspiration, it instead emphasizes the reasons why he viewed many of his political ideas as deeply irreconcilable with the political and economic conditions that prevail in modern states.

Keywords:   Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, passions, free will, nature, natural goodness, republicanism

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