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The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau : Cambridge Companions to Philosophy - Patrick Riley

The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Paperback Published: 7th January 2002
ISBN: 9780521576154
Number Of Pages: 466

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Rousseau, the great political theorist and philosopher of education, was an important forerunner of the French Revolution, though his thought was too nuanced and subtle ever to serve as mere ideology. This is the only volume that systematically surveys the full range of Rousseau's activities in politics and education, psychology, anthropology, religion, music, and theater. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Rousseau currently available, while advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Rousseau.

"The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau is an expected and welcome addition to the Cambridge series on philosophers... It takes good advantage of the possibilities a collection offers to bring diversity to the study of Rousseau. This volume also squarely addresses Rousseau in the context of other historical thinkers." Philosophy in Review

Introduction: the life and works
A general overview
Rousseau, Voltaire, and the revenge
Rousseau, Fenelon, and the quarrel between the ancients and the moderns
Rousseau's political philosophy
Rousseau's general will
Rousseau's images of authority especially in
The religious thought
Emile: learning to be men, women and citizens
Emile: nature and the education
Rousseau's Confessions
Music, politics, theater and representation in
The motto Vitam Impendere vero and the question of lying
Rousseau's Levite of Ephraim: synthesis within a 'minor' work
Ancient Postmodernism in the philosophy of Rousseau
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521576154
ISBN-10: 0521576156
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 7th January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.64