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The Resource Rousseau and the dilemmas of modernity, Mark Hulliung, editor

Rousseau and the dilemmas of modernity, Mark Hulliung, editor

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Rousseau and the dilemmas of modernity
Title
Rousseau and the dilemmas of modernity
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Mark Hulliung, editor
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume seeks to capture Jean-Jacques Rousseau's astonishing contribution to our understanding of the dilemmas of modernity. For the contributors to this book Rousseau is present as well as past, because he was so modern and yet so ambivalent about modernity, a position with which we are quite familiar. Highlighted in this volume is the contention that Rousseau set the stage for many discussions of the good and bad of modernity. Previous efforts to deal with Rousseau and modernity have suffered from myopia. In the nineteenth century the Romantics claimed Rousseau as one of their own, pulling him out of his historical context, ignoring his full scale immersion in the debates of the French Enlightenment. In the twentieth century commentators have read into Rousseau the ahistorical and present-minded Cold War theme of "Rousseau the totalitarian." In this volume Rousseau is treated as a person of his age but also as someone who speaks to us today. The topics covered range from feminism, music, science, and political theory, to updating the classics, and to the search for and limitations to the quest for self-knowledge. Few if any figures can compete with Rousseau when it comes to forcing us to face up to the price we pay for "progress".--
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Hulliung, Mark
Dewey number
194
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
Rousseau and the dilemmas of modernity, Mark Hulliung, editor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17812100
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781412862448
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910936306
Label
Rousseau and the dilemmas of modernity, Mark Hulliung, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17812100
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781412862448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910936306

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