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Fugitive Rousseau: Slavery, Primitivism, and Political by Jimmy Klausen

By Jimmy Klausen

Critics have claimed that Jean-Jacques Rousseau was once a primitivist uncritically preoccupied with “noble savages” and that he remained oblivious to the African slave exchange. Fugitive Rousseau offers the emancipatory probabilities of Rousseau’s idea and argues clean, “fugitive” viewpoint on political freedom is certain up with Rousseau’s remedies of primitivism and slavery.

Rather than hint Rousseau’s arguments essentially to the social agreement culture of Hobbes and Locke, Fugitive Rousseau areas Rousseau squarely in imperial contexts: eu empire in his modern Atlantic international and Roman imperial philosophy. somebody who goals to appreciate the results of Rousseau’s recognized sentence “Man is born loose, and all over the place he's in chains” or desires to know the way Rousseauian arguments can aid a thorough democratic politics of range, discontinuity, and exodus will locate Fugitive Rousseau indispensable.

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