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La Conscience et la religion civile. Éthique et Politique chez Rousseau

Abstract : The contradiction with oneself is the primary condition which makes possible these two actions: the judgement of goodness and badness and the choice of a behavior, based on this judgement; then, we can see this condition as a threshold to the dimension of moral. In this article, we try to bring out this primary-moral premise from one of the most famous political writing of Rousseau, the 'Social Contract' (1762). We can find this condition (the contradiction with oneself) in the two places of the 'Social Contract': one, in a note of the third chapter of the second book; the other, in the eighth chapter of the fourth book entitled "On the Civil Religion". In the former, the condition will be found in a text in which Rousseau explains the relation between the "general will" and the "particular will". In the latter, the expression "sentiment de sociabilité" used in the chapter will show us the condition.
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yoshiho Iida. La Conscience et la religion civile. Éthique et Politique chez Rousseau. Littératures. 2012. ⟨dumas-00712675⟩



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