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              Books by Roger D. Masters

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              The Political Philosophy of Rousseau
                

              The Political Philosophy of Rousseau (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Masters, Roger D.

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              This book is intended as an equivalent to or substitute for that more reflective reading which Rousseau considered essential to an understanding of his ideas. It is designed to complement perusal of the texts themselves, and the arrangement is such that chapters on each of Rousse...au's major writings can be consulted separately or the commentary ma
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              ISBN 9780691617176
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2015
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Series Princeton Legacy Library
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              The Nature of Politics
                

              The Nature of Politics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Masters, Roger D.

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              This important and original book examines the nature of politics from a perspective cutting across conventional academic disciplines. Returning to the traditional emphasis on human nature as the foundation of politics, Roger D. Masters links major issues in Western political phil...osophy with contemporary research in the life sciences. By relating evolutionary biology, social psychology, linguistics, and game theory to politics, Masters proposes a framework for the emerging field of biopolitics. Masters shows how selfishness and altruism, participation in social groups, languages and cultures, and politics can all be illuminated by empirical evidence from the life sciences. To explore the nature of the human individual, for example, he presents experimental evidence indicating that the psychology of Plato is more exact than the traditions of Hobbes, Locke, and modern behaviorism. Cultural evolution is viewed as a process based on the emergence of human language as a system of information coding and transmission similar to the genetic system but not reducible to genetic determinism.Analyzing the origin of the centralized state, Masters relates contemporary theories of natural selection to the study of social cooperation in political philosophy, game theory, and history. This ambitious work, the fruit of more than twenty years of theoretical and experimental research, seeks to overcome the gap between the natural and social sciences. In addition, it offers a reasonable basis for judging, political institutions and ethical standards. Challenging the nihilism and relativism that have predominated in the West over the last century, Masters indicates why an evolutionary approach to human nature provides reasons for preferring a constitutional regime to autocratic or tyrannical governments. By viewing politics in terms of the kinds of social participation typical within our species for millions of years, this "new naturalism" can help us to formulate decent and humane standa
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              ISBN 9780300049817
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1991
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques - Dialogues
                

              Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques - Dialogues (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rousseau, Jean-Jacques; Translated by Kelly, Christopher; Masters, Roger D.; Bush, Judith R.

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              Rousseau's complete work, unified in English for the first time, premiers with an original translation of his Dialogues

              ISBN 9781611682922
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2012
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              Series Collected Writings of Rousseau
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              The Political Philosophy of Rousseau
               

              The Political Philosophy of Rousseau (PDF ebook)

              By Masters, Roger D.

              This book is intended as an equivalent to or substitute for that "more reflective reading" which Rousseau considered essential to an understanding of his ideas. It is designed to complement perusal of the texts themselves, and the arrangement is such that chapters on each of Rous...seau's major writings can be consulted separately or the commentary may be read through in sequence. The author's purpose is not to present a "key" to Rousseau's political philosophy, but rather to explore the works themselves in an effort to reveal Rousseau's "system," from which the reader may then draw his own conclusions.Originally published in 1976.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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              ISBN 9781400868810
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              Released NZ 8 Mar 2015
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              The Political Philosophy of Rousseau
                

              The Political Philosophy of Rousseau (Hardback)

              By Masters, Roger D.

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              This book is intended as an equivalent to or substitute for that more reflective reading which Rousseau considered essential to an understanding of his ideas. It is designed to complement perusal of the texts themselves, and the arrangement is such that chapters on each of Rousse...au's major writings can be consulted separately or the commentary ma
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              ISBN 9780691644325
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              The Sense of Justice: Biological Foundations of Law
               

              The Sense of Justice: Biological Foundations of Law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Masters, Roger D.; Gruter, Margaret

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              An introduction to the social and behavioural foundations which create a form of equilibrium sought by legal systems, known as the sense of justice . The text draws upon new discoveries and legal insights from the biologically-based behavioural sciences.

              ISBN 9780803943988
              Released NZ 15 Apr 1992
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
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              The First and Second Discourses: By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
               

              The First and Second Discourses: By Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Masters, Roger D.; Translated by Masters, Judith R.; Edited by Masters, Professor Roger; Translated by Masters, Judith

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              This modern translation of this key work of 18th-century philosophy includes a brief introduction to the works as well as abundant notes that range from simple explanations to speculative interpretations.

              ISBN 9780312694401
              Released NZ 15 Oct 1969
              Publisher Bedford Books
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              Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (First Discourse) and Polemics
                

              Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (First Discourse) and Polemics (Hardback, Trans. from the French ed.)

              By Rousseau, Jean-Jacques; Translated by Masters, Roger D.; Kelly, Christopher

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              Rousseau attacks the social and political effects of the dominant forms of scientific knowledge.

              ISBN 9780874515800
              Released NZ 1 Aug 1992
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              Series The Collected Writings of Rousseau
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              Social Contract, Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, Political Fragments, and Geneva Manuscript
                

              Social Contract, Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, Political Fragments, and Geneva Manuscript (Hardback, Trans. from the French ed.)

              By Rousseau, Jean-Jacques; Translated by Masters, Roger D.; Kelly, Christopher

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              Rousseau's major works, available in a uniform English edition, continue the dialog of Rousseau's linguistic and musical theory within his larger philosophical system.

              ISBN 9780874516463
              Released NZ 1 Jun 1994
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              The Confessions and Correspondence, Including the Letters to Malesherbes
                

              The Confessions and Correspondence, Including the Letters to Malesherbes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Rousseau, Jean-Jacques; Volume editor Masters, Roger D.; Translated by Kelly, Christopher; Bush, Judith R.

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              A new English translation, the first to be based on the definitive French Pleiade edition.

              ISBN 9780874518368
              Released NZ 1 Apr 1998
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Collected Writings of Rousseau
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