Journals Higher Education



06 December 2001

192 Pages | 27 halftones

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192801982

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Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

Robert Wokler

A Oxford Paperbacks Publication

Very Short Introductions

  • Shows how Rousseau's philosophy of history, his theories of music and politics, his fiction, educational, and religious writings, and even his botany, were all inspired by revolutionary ideals of mankind's self-realization in a condition of unfettered freedom
  • Explains how, in regressing to classical republicanism, ancient mythology, direct communication with God, and solitude, Rousseau anticipated some post-modernist rejections of the Enlightenment as well