Rousseau’s Answer to Crime: The Utopia at Clarens

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1976-03

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La Nouvelle Héloïse Books Four - Six. Solution to crime--first, the alternative society (the utopia) eliminates crimes against individuals by the society; and, second, the new society radically reduces crimes that individuals commit against each other (68-69). But there is a radical inequality between the “masters of the estate” and those who work on the estate (70). Everyone is expected to report on everyone

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Jones, James, Jr. “Rousseau’s Answer to Crime: The Utopia at Clarens.” Eighteenth-Century Life 2.3 (March 1976): 68-71. La Nouvelle Héloïse Books Four - Six. Solution to crime--first, the alternative society (the utopia) eliminates crimes against individuals by the society; and, second, the new society radically reduces crimes that individuals commit against each other (68-69). But there is a radical inequality between the “masters of the estate” and those who work on the estate (70). Everyone is expected to report on everyone.