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The Problem of Philosopher-king in Rousseau’s Political Philosophy
Pages: 108-115
Year: Issue:  4
Journal: Nankai Journal(Philosophy,Literature and Social Science Edition)

Keyword:  RousseauPlatoPhilosopher-kingRegime;
Abstract: This paper tries to reveal that the problem of philosopher-king can also exist in modern political philosophy besides Plato’s. The problem arises out of the conflict between reason and passions in the soul of our human-beings.Rousseau attempts to solve the conflict, but unfortunately, his methods lead to other conflicts, which can also be understood as Rousseau’s own problem of philosopher-king.
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