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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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Social and Domestic Remedies

Social and Domestic Remedies

(p.155) 5 Social and Domestic Remedies
Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love

Frederick Neuhouser (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter seeks to determine what solutions might exist to the numerous problems that amour-propre imposes on human existence. The first section discusses Rousseau's account of how good social and political institutions can hold the development of inflamed amour-propre in check. The second section examines how the same end is achieved by Emile's domestic education.

Keywords:   amour-propre, human existence, social institutions, political institutions, Emile, domestic education

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