Amour Propre - 1960 Words
What is amour propre?
What role does it play, according to Rousseau, in the Discourse on Inequality?
Literally speaking, amour propre translates: amour- love; propre- clean, or in this case, own. Own love then, or self love, similar to amour de soi, as indeed it is in Rousseau’s work. In current French usage the phrase taken as a whole would translate as self-esteem, or self respect, and with this definition we are a little...
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