Chapter

: Will and Judgment:

in Representative Democracy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780226842783
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226842806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0004
: Will and Judgment:

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This chapter engages Rousseau's arguments against representation through Immanuel Kant's revision of the sovereignty of the will. Kant was the first theorist to make indirect politics the norm rather than merely an expedient, and to capture the extraordinary potential that flows from judgment, an essential component of political liberty.

Keywords: Rousseau; representation; Immanuel Kant; sovereignty; indirect politics; political liberty

Chapter.  15957 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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