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Autobiographical, Scientific, Religious, Moral, and Literary Writings
  

Autobiographical, Scientific, Religious, Moral, and Literary Writings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Translated by Kelly, Christopher
Translated by Kelly, Professor Christopher

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Newcomers to Rousseau's works and those who are familiar with his writings will find something to surprise them both in this wide variety of short pieces from every period of his life. Among the important theoretical writings found here are the Fiction or Allegorical Fragment on ...Revelation and the Moral Letters, which are among Rousseau's clearest statements about the nature and limits of philosophic reasoning. In the early Idea of a Method for the Composition of a Book, Rousseau lays out in advance his understanding of how to present his ideas to the public. He ponders the possibilities for and consequences of air travel in The New Daedalus. This volume also contains both his first and last autobiographical statements. Some of these writings show Rousseau's lesser-known playful side. A comic fairy tale, Queen Whimsical, explores the consequences--both serious and ridiculous--for a kingdom when the male heir to the throne, endowed with the frivolous characteristics of his mother, has a sister with all the characteristics of a good monarch. When Rousseau was asked whether a fifty-year old man could write love letters to a young woman without appearing ridiculous, he responded with Letters to Sophie, which attempt to demonstrate that such a man could write as many as four--but not as many as six--letters before he became a laughingstock. In The Banterer, he challenges readers to guess whether the work they are reading was written by an author who is wisely mad or by one who is madly wise. When Rousseau was challenged to write a merry tale, without intrigue, without love, without marriage, and without lewdness, he produced a work considered too daring to be published in France.
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ISBN 9781611686456
Released NZ 26 Aug 2014
Publisher University Press of New Englan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Collected Writings of Rousseau
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ISBN-13 9781611686456
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University Press of New Englan
Imprint Dartmouth College Press
Released 26 Aug 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Translated by Kelly, Christopher
Translated by Kelly, Professor Christopher
Series Collected Writings of Rousseau
Category Philosophy
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 364
Dimensions Width: 158mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 848.509
Weight 542g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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