Emile

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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.' Rousseau has been seen as both the champion of revolution and individual liberty and the harbinger of 20th-century ...
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Emile: Or Treatise on Education (Great Books in Philosophy)

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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.' Rousseau has been seen as both the champion of revolution and individual liberty and the harbinger of 20th-century totalitarianism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781160509114
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2007

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    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Important Read

    Classical, missed it in college

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    One of my favorite books, I return to it again and again. This i

    One of my favorite books, I return to it again and again. This is a very nice version too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    A fantastic version of this classic work. Very well done transla

    A fantastic version of this classic work. Very well done translation. Whoever gave it one star must have a different version, not this version.

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