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Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-LoveEvil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition$
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Frederick Neuhouser

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542673

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542673.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love

Frederick Neuhouser (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter discusses Rousseau's theory of amour-propre. It looks at why Rousseau's theory of amour-propre can be considered a theodicy and the centrality of amour-propre. The chapter also presents some preliminary remarks about his understanding of amour-propre.

Keywords:   amour-proper, theodicy, Second Discourse, Social Contract, Emile

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