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All of that may make it seem like I didn't enjoy the book, which I did.
Had there not already been a strain upon the relationship due to previous metaphysical disagreements perhaps nothing would have come of the variance.
The authors give a judicious account of and carefully expose the inconsistencies in the cases of both contenders in this sad and pathetic story.
This story has a moral that will be true for all time: you bring a madman into your house at your own peril.Published 17 months ago by R A Cooper
Pretty mediocre book restating well known facts regarding Rousseau's split with David Hume...I expected more! Well, if Amazon asks me for five more words, here they are!Published 17 months ago by Dr. Michael J. Storek
ROUSSEAU'S DOG: Two Great Thinkers at War in the Age of Enlightenment (a Harper Perennial paperback)
Lord, will the madness never stop? Now this! Read more
The "research" for this book appears to come almost exclusively from Mossner's excellent biography of Hume written in the 1950's. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Adrian Heathcote
I was disappointed with Rousseau's Dog, not because it largely ignored the philosophies made famous by the two gentlemen at the heart of the story - Jean-Jaques Rousseau and David... Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by Timothy McNeil
Is there in all the world a sillier spectacle than that of two intellectuals in a public dogfight? Any reader of academic journals must be familiar with that kind of thing, but the... Read morePublished on May 20, 2009 by DAVID BRYSON
First, a note or two about some other comments about this book as philosophy or not.
Edmonds and Eidenow don't make that claim, any blurbs aside. Read more
On one hand, it's possible to see this book as a description of a petty clash between two important-but-all-too-human intellectuals that elicits no more than a "So what? Read morePublished on January 2, 2008 by L. F. Smith
I bought this book with high hopes and expectations. I wanted to learn about the clash of Weltanschauungen between these two formidable thinkers (this is what the subtitle "Two... Read morePublished on December 21, 2007 by G. Stucco