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Published: 23 August 2001

188 Pages | 27 halftones


ISBN: 9780192801982

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Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

Robert Wokler

Very Short Introductions

  • Rousseau was a central figure of the European Enlightenment, responsible for the notion of the 'noble savage'
  • Examines Rousseau's philosophy of history, his theories of music and politics, his fiction, educational and religious writings, and even his botany
  • Ideal reading for students of history, philosophy, and literature of the Enlightenment Period
  • There are many longer specialized works on Rousseau's life and work, but none that covers so much ground in such a stimulating and compact way