Rousseau on Women, Love, and Family

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A key thematic sampling of Rousseau’s published writings come together in this exciting anthology, some newly translated or translated into English for the first time by the editors. Featured writings include Narcissus; Queen Whimsical; The Two Sexes, and On Love (from Letter to d’Alembert); “On Women,” “Sophie, or the Woman,” On Love, and Mothers and Infants (from Emile); Women of Paris, and Domestic Life (from Julie); Letters to “Henriette”; The Death of Lucretia; Essay on the Important Events of Which Women Have Been the Secret Cause; The Levite of Ephraim; The Loves of Milord Edward Bomston; Pygmalion; Letters to Sara; The Naturalness of the Family (from the Second Discourse); “A Household on rue St. Denis”; and Emile and Sophie, or the Solitaries.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This collection is a treasure! The editors clearly and persuasively make the case for the central importance of Rousseau’s writings on women for his philosophy generally. They deserve our gratitude for making these essential materials readily available.”—Ruth Grant, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University

"This collection, Rousseau on Women, Love, and Family, is a must-read for all students of Rousseau as well as for anyone who wants to grapple with the most fundamental concerns of human life and politics today."—Mira Morgenstern, City College of New York & The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584657507
  • Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Edition description: Trans. from the French
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER KELLY is professor of political science at Boston College and editor of Dartmouth College Press’s Collected Writings of Rousseau, much of which he translated. He is the author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life and Rousseau as Author.

EVE GRACE is associate professor of political science at Colorado College, the author of a number of articles on Rousseau, and co-editor of Volume Nine of the Collected Writings.

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Table of Contents

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Narcissus; or, The Lover of Himself
Queen Whimsical
The Two Sexes (from the Letter to d’Alembert) •WOMEN
“On Women”
“Sophie; or, Woman” (from Emile)
Women of Paris (from Julie)
Women of Geneva (from the Letter to d’Alembert)
Letters to “Henriette”
The Death of Lucretia
Essay on the Important Events of Which Women Have Been the Secret Cause
The Levite of Ephraïm
The Loves of Milord Edward Bomston
On Love (from Emile)
On Love (from the Letter to d’Alembert)
Letters to Sara
The Naturalness of the Family (from the Second Discourse)
Mothers and Infants (from Emile)
Domestic Life (from Julie)
“A Household on rue St. Denis”
Emile and Sophie; or, The Solitaries

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