By (author) Nicholas Dent
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Rousseau by Nicholas Dent
Book DescriptionIn 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'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415283502
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicholas Dent
Rousseau, Hardback (May 2005)
In this 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.
Rousseau Dictionary, Paperback (September 1992)» View all books by Nicholas Dent
The social, educational and political writings of Jean--Jacques Rousseau have become enormously influential in the 200 years since his death. But the breadth as well as the depth of Rousseaua s achievement -- he was amongst other things a creative writer and musical composer as well as a philosopher -- is not always appreciated.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Dent
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).
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