Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Revolution and the RepublicA History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jeremy Jennings

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198203131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2021

Rights, Liberty, and Equality

Rights, Liberty, and Equality

Chapter:
(p.29) 1 Rights, Liberty, and Equality
Source:
Revolution and the Republic
Author(s):

Jeremy Jennings

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0002

This chapter begins with a discussion of the framing and content of the Déclaration des de l’Homme et du Citoyen of 1789. It then shows how the discourse of rights, articulated by the likes of the Abbé Sieyès, was quickly radicalized, providing a justification for revolutionary and republican government. The chapter next examines responses to this discourse in rights, focusing in particular upon counter-revolutionary writers such as Rivarol and Maistre and those known as the Idéologues (Roederer, Destutt de Tracy, etc.). The chapter continues its exploration of the language of rights through the Revolution of 1848 and the Second Republic and then through the Second Empire and the early years of the Third Republic. It concludes with an assessment of the place of rights within the doctrine of solidarité associated with Léon Bourgeois.

Keywords:   Declaration of 1789, rights, Abbé Sieyès, Rivarol, Maistre, Idéologues, Roederer, Destutt de Tracy, solidarité, Léon Bourgeois

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .