David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
European Journal of Philosophy 21 (3):343-366 (2013)
: I explore Rousseau's account of the problem of dependence by means of an analysis of the distinction he makes between dependence on things and dependence on men. With reference to his Second Discourse, I argue that dependence on things alone exists only in the case of primitive man in the earliest stages of the state of nature, while dependence on men is more properly to be understood as dependence on other human beings as mediated by dependence on things. I go on to argue that in the light of Rousseau's account of dependence and his description in the Second Discourse of a spontaneous dependence and inequality generating process, there is a significant problem with his solution to the problem of dependence on other human beings proposed in the Social Contract. This problem can be understood in terms of the relation of the idea of will to that of necessity, and I suggest that Rousseau was himself aware of it
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Frederick Neuhouser (1993). Freedom, Dependence, and the General Will. Philosophical Review 102 (3):363-395.
Tzvetan Todorov (2001). Frail Happiness: An Essay on Rousseau. Penn State University Press.
Maurizio Viroli (1988). Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the "Well-Ordered Society". Cambridge University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Marion Smiley (2001). 'Welfare Dependence': The Power of a Concept. Thesis Eleven (64):21-38.
Benjamin Schnieder (2006). A Certain Kind of Trinity: Dependence, Substance, Explanation. Philosophical Studies 129 (2):393 - 419.
Rafael de Clercq (2002). Two Conceptions of Response-Dependence. Philosophical Studies 107 (2):159-177.
Peter Alexander Meyers (2012). Abandoned to Ourselves: Being an Essay on the Emergence and Implications of Sociology in the Writings of Mr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, with Special Attention to His Claims About the Moral Significance of Dependence in the Composition and Self-Transformation of the Social Bond, & Aimed to Uncover Tensions Between Those Two Perspectives: Creationism and Social Evolution, That Remain Embedded in Our Common Sense & Which Still Impede the Human Science of Politics--. Yale University Press.
Rafael De Clercq (2002). Two Conceptions of Response-Dependence. Philosophical Studies 107 (2):159 - 177.
David P. Gauthier (2006). Rousseau: The Sentiment of Existence. Cambridge University Press.
Juha Kontinen & Jouko Väänänen (2009). On Definability in Dependence Logic. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 18 (3):317-332.
Fan Yang (2013). Expressing Second-Order Sentences in Intuitionistic Dependence Logic. Studia Logica 101 (2):323-342.
Fredrik Engström (2012). Generalized Quantifiers in Dependence Logic. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 21 (3):299-324.
J. Väänänen (2007). Dependence Logic: A New Approach to Independence Friendly Logic. Cambridge University Press.
Axel Gelfert (2013). Coverage-Reliability, Epistemic Dependence, and the Problem of Rumor-Based Belief. Philosophia 41 (3):763-786.
Frank A. Hindriks (2006). Acceptance-Dependence: A Social Kind of Response-Dependence. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (4):481–498.
Robert Audi (1983). Foundationalism, Epistemic Dependence, and Defeasibility. Synthese 55 (1):119 - 139.
Peter Lohmann & Heribert Vollmer (2013). Complexity Results for Modal Dependence Logic. Studia Logica 101 (2):343-366.
Added to index2011-03-24
Total downloads28 ( #66,464 of 1,101,888 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #28,705 of 1,101,888 )
How can I increase my downloads?