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The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau

The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Patrick Riley, George Armstrong Kelly, Mark Hulliung, Christopher Brooke, Judith Shklar, Victor Gourevitch, Geraint Parry, Susan Meld Shell, Christopher Kelly, Tracy Strong, Jean Starobinski, Thomas Kavanagh, Robert Wokler
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  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521576154

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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.

    • Only systematic survey available of the full range of Rousseau's work
    • Top flight contributors and Riley is well known in philosophy and political science
    • Strong interdisciplinary interest
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    "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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521576154
    • length: 466 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the life and works of Rousseau Patrick Riley
    2. A general overview George Armstrong Kelly
    3. Rousseau, Voltaire, and the revenge of Pascal Mark Hulliung
    4. Rousseau, Fénelon, and the quarrel between the ancients and the moderns Patrick Riley
    5. Rousseau's political philosophy Christopher Brooke
    6. Rousseau's general will Patrick Riley
    7. Rousseau's images of authority especially in La Nouvelle Héloise Judith Shklar
    8. The religious thought Victor Gourevitch
    9. Émile: learning to be men, women and citizens Geraint Parry
    10. Émile: nature and the education of Sophie Susan Meld Shell
    11. Rousseau's Confessions Christopher Kelly
    12. Music, politics, theater and representation in Rousseau Tracy Strong and C. N. Dugan
    13. The motto Vitam Impendere vero and the question of lying Jean Starobinski
    14. Rousseau's Levite of Ephraïm: synthesis within a 'minor' work Thomas Kavanagh
    15. Ancient Postmodernism in the philosophy of Rousseau Robert Wokler

  • Author

    Patrick Riley, University of Wisconsin, Madison


    Patrick Riley, George Armstrong Kelly, Mark Hulliung, Christopher Brooke, Judith Shklar, Victor Gourevitch, Geraint Parry, Susan Meld Shell, Christopher Kelly, Tracy Strong, Jean Starobinski, Thomas Kavanagh, Robert Wokler

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