Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 March 2014

356 Pages | 4 b/w illustrations

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780823257294

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Fugitive Rousseau

Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom

Jimmy Casas Klausen

A Fordham University Press Publication

Just Ideas (FUP)

  • This book presents a novel understanding of Rousseau.
  • It examines both the rhetoric of slavery in Rousseau's political theory and his failure to treat actually existing contemporary slavery.
  • On the basis of this examination, it attempts to address the need in political to think formerly "universal" values, such as human freedom, in a non-universalist way, by drawing out of Rousseau the new notions of "counter-cosmopolitanism" and "fugitive freedom" as modes of resistance.

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