Poli. 271 Notes 6

Poli. 271 Notes 6 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau Text themes Where...

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Text themes Where we are (Sciences and Art) How we got here (Inequality) What we can do about it (Social Contract) Logic of Human Development Innocence Reason (Moral Capacity) Actual effects of development Knowledge and corruption Ideal effects of development Redemption of the ideal of freedom Material Foundations “Commerce and Civilization” Peace, civil liberty, domestic tranquility, prosperity Philosophical Ideals of the enlightenment Reason and universal rationality Logic and demonstration Argument and intellectual progress Intellect and social development Rousseau on Sciences and Arts The enlightenment creed: Knowledge is Freedom The historical reality: Knowledge serves power What is the logic of this process? Presuppositions: Power originates in the fulfillment of human needs Knowledge enables the expansion and consolidation of power Thesis: The pursuit of power beyond the fulfillment of needs turns knowledge into a force of enslavement
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