Rousseau / Edition 1

Rousseau / Edition 1

by Nicholas Dent, N. J. Dent
     
 

In this superb introduction, Nicholas Dent covers the whole of Rousseau's thought. Beginning with a helpful overview of Rousseau's life and works, he introduces and assesses Rousseau's central ideas and arguments. These include the corruption of modern civilization, the state of nature, his famous theories of amour de soi and amour propre, education,

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In this superb introduction, Nicholas Dent covers the whole of Rousseau's thought. Beginning with a helpful overview of Rousseau's life and works, he introduces and assesses Rousseau's central ideas and arguments. These include the corruption of modern civilization, the state of nature, his famous theories of amour de soi and amour propre, education, and his famous work Emile. He gives particular attention to Rousseau's theories of democracy and freedom found in his most celebrated work, The Social Contract, and explains what Rousseau meant by the 'general will'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415283502
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/06/2005
Series:
Routledge Philosophers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,230,479
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Dent is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Birmingham University, UK. He is a renowned commentator on Rousseau and the author of A Rousseau Dictionary (1992).

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Life and key works8
3The three discourses49
4Emile81
5The social contract124
6Culture, religion and politics160
7Autobiography181
8Rousseau's legacy and influence210

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