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2015 | 11 | 3(30) | 104-112
Article title

Rousseau i nowożytne spotkanie z Innym

Content
Title variants
EN
Rousseau and a modern encounter with the Other
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The paper situates the thought of Jean Jacques Rousseau in the context of the 17th and 18th century social and political debate on the possibility of creating a better society, which intensified with the crisis of feudal system and early modern discovery of the Other. The paper also discusses consequences of this debate for shaping anthropology as a field of knowledge and understanding culture of the time. The idea of a “noble savage” according to which non-Europeans, i.e., the “primitive” people living in the state of nature as free and equal, without concerns and inconveniences of civilization, is contrasted with an opposite project of a “degenerate savage” of Thomas Hobbes, who used it as a justification for absolute monarchy in European countries and of European societies over non-Western ones.
Year
Volume
11
Issue
Pages
104-112
Physical description
Dates
published
2015
Contributors
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
1734-1582
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-f6755d38-35ed-4557-aa47-875386823ee5
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