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The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau

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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: October 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521572651

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  • Universally regarded as the greatest French political theorist and philosopher of education of the Enlightenment, and probably the greatest French social theorist tout court, Rousseau was an important forerunner of the French Revolution, though his thought was too nuanced and subtle ever to serve as mere ideology. This 2001 volume systematically surveys the full range of Rousseau's activities in politics and education, psychology, anthropology, religion, music and theater.

    • 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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    • Date Published: October 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521572651
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.786kg
    • 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
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    Patrick Riley, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Contributors

    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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