Rousseau (The Routledge Philosophers) 1st Edition
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'This is a very fine piece of work indeed. In fact, I think it is the best general introduction to Rousseau's life and thought in English and succeeds brilliantly in conveying Rousseau's ideas in a sympathetic yet critical manner. The work is well paced and accessible to the person who knows nothing about Rousseau but wants to find out, whilst still managing to be stimulating to the specialist. I would be very happy to recommend this work to students and to others.' - Chris Bertram, University of Bristol
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- Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition (June 6, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0415283507
- ISBN-13 : 978-0415283502
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.61 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,171,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Also, I thought Dent might have addressed some of Rousseau's psychological, anthropological, and historical assumptions a bit more robustly.
Added note: Dent prompted me to track down Kingsley Martin's book on French Liberal Thought (which he cites), which I think gives a briefer but richer and more balanced overview of Rousseau's complexity, even given that Martin was just about to become, when he published in 1929 (at least originally - my edition is from the 1960s and it's not clear how heavy the revision is), editor of the New Statesman, which means he comes to the discussion both with a wheelbarrow-load of specific positive opinions and ignorant of the developments of the next 25 years.