Locke and Rousseau: Two Enlightenment Responses to Honor

Locke and Rousseau: Two Enlightenment Responses to Honor

By: Laurie M. Johnson (author)Paperback

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Johnson continues her analysis of the place of honor in modernity with a close examination of honor's treatment by two Enlightenment philosophers: Locke and Rousseau, concluding that Enlightenment thought is inherently problematic when it comes to developing moral obligation. Political scientists, students of philosophy, and communitarians alike will find intriguing questions in this book, which calls on us to recognize the flaws of the Enlightenment liberalism that not only determines how we govern ourselves, but how we think about our family, society, and economy.

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Laurie M. Johnson is professor of political science at Kansas State University.


Chapter One: Honor from Hobbes to Locke Chapter Two: Honor and Education Chapter Three: On Women, Family and Equality Chapter Four: The Source of and Solution to Religious Conflict Chapter Five: Liberalism's Economic Man Chapter Six: Rousseau's Lament for Honor Chapter Seven: Emile and Sophie: Modern Honor?

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780739190609
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 214
  • ID: 9780739190609
  • weight: 326
  • ISBN10: 0739190601

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