Jean-Jeacques Rousseau (1712-1778) is considered to be one of the most influential, most controversial, and greatest political philosophers. Timothy O'Hagan investigates Rousseau's notions on the formation of humanity, of the individual and of the citizen. O'Hagan explores Rousseau's reflections on individual psychology, the nature of political order, relations between the sexes, language and religion with great precision and clarity. He takes Rousseau's arguments seriously and critically, giving them a close and sympathetic reading. Though he writes as a philosopher, not a historian, he does not lose sight of Rousseau's context.
"This is a strong book, which takes Rousseau's arguments seriously, engages with them at a high level, and amply shows the continuing force of his thinking."
-N.J.H. Dent, "The Philosophical Review
Series: Arguments of the Philosophers
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 5th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1