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by Jean Jacques Rousseau

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A clear, readable, and highly engrossing translation of Rousseau's masterpiece on the education and training of the young.... Some of the profound contradictions in Rousseau's life found their way into his political philosophy, which is meant to show the way to freedom and equality but finds true freedom in the submission of the individual to the 'general will.'

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Emile (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are considering reading Rousseau's EMILE, do. It is an integral work that is worthy of your critical and careful reflection and study. This ubiquitous translation is, nonetheless, incredibly misleading. It reads into the text what is not in the French. Take, for instance, the famous, and indubitoubly important first sentence. 'Tout est bien'--All is well/everything is good as it leaves the hands of the author of things. This is NOT 'God makes everything good'. Read Allan Bloom's translation, instead. Which is the indisputibly eminent English edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classical, missed it in college
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books, I return to it again and again. This is a very nice version too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic version of this classic work. Very well done translation. Whoever gave it one star must have a different version, not this version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago