A Reinterpretation of Rousseau: A Religious System (1st ed. 2007)
By: Jeremiah Alberg (author), Rene Girard (foreword_author)Paperback
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In this radical reinterpretation of Rousseau, Jeremiah Alberg argues that the philosopher's system of thought is founded on theological scandal, and on Rousseau's inability to accept forgiveness. Alberg explores his views in relation to alternative forms of Christianity.
JEREMIAH ALBERG is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy Program, University of West Georgia, USA.
Foreword by Rene Girard PART I: INTRODUCTION Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Scandal Everything Relates to that First Accusation PART II: EMILE The Forming of Emile Professing Faith The Scandal of Politics The Politics of Scandal PART III: THE DISCOURSES The Scandal of Origins The Origin of Scandal The Logic of Scandal PART IV: AUTOBIOGRAPHY The Confession of Scandal At the Bottom of the Abyss Part V: CONCLUSION - FORGIVING ROUSSEAU
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1st ed. 2007
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