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dc.contributor.advisorWigley, Simon
dc.contributor.authorYıldız, Necip
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:07:27Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:07:27Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/14753
dc.descriptionAnkara : Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 57-60.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to investigate Rousseau’s General Will in the light of Isaiah Berlin’s views on negative freedom, positive freedom, political monism and political pluralism. It is argued that, along with the romanticist readings of the General Will which rely on compassion to explain the General Will, a rationalist reading of the General Will, as exampled by Isaiah Berlin, is also a possibility. According to that reading, the General Will is associated with positive freedom (i.e. rational autonomy) and therefore taken as a rationalist project. The singularity (or monism) of the General Will is criticized in the thesis since it might possibly lead to authoritarianism. However it is also argued that pluralism, as exampled by Berlin, might also turn out to be authoritarian if it seeks to ground itself upon an objective reality. This leaves us at an impasse with regard to the Rousseauian legacy, for it might leave us with no basis from which to challenge it.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityYıldız, Necipen_US
dc.format.extentvii, 60 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectRousseauen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Pluralismen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Monismen_US
dc.subjectRationalismen_US
dc.subjectRomanticismen_US
dc.subjectPositive Freedomen_US
dc.subjectNegative Freedomen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Willen_US
dc.subject.lccJC328.2 .Y55 2001en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeneral will.en_US
dc.titleRousseau's general will in the light of Isaiah Berlinen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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