Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings

Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, On the Social Contract, The State of War


Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603848614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau's most important political writings, and the addition of Cress' new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes, and a chronology by David Wootton provide expert guidance to first-time readers of the texts.

The Limits of Ethics in International Relations

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Human Rights in Transition


Author: David Boucher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199203520

Category: Law

Page: 421

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This book demonstrates how universal principles that espouse the ideals of equality, freedom and human dignity, far from being emancipatory, almost invariably privilege certain groups in relation to others, and set conditions for the full enjoyment of rights which many groups fail to meet. While being excluded from the full enjoyment of rights, those group have the full range of obligations, which if they fail to discharge them give just cause for war, and providethe rationale for dispossession of their lands, and even widespread slaughter. The book contends that the universal principles of Natural Law and Natural Rights have much more in common than usually supposed, while Natural Rights and Human Rights are far different in character and structure.

The Quest for Excellence

Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Core Texts. Selected Proceedings from the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses


Author: Dustin Gish,Chris Constas,J. Scott Lee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761868135

Category: Education

Page: 220

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The essays in this volume reflect on the idea of excellence embedded within core texts, as well as how such texts influence and ennoble higher education. The authors consider rival forms of excellence from ancient Greece and Rome, through modern Europe and America, and beyond.

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