Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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A powerful, passionate explanation of the roots of social inequality, Rousseau's Discourse influenced virtually every major philosopher of the Enlightenment. It remains among the 18th-century's most provocative and frequently studied works.
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Discourse on Political Economy and The Social Contract

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Christopher Betts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199538964

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 8041

This is among the permanent classics of political theory. It argues concisely and effectively that the basis of any legitimate society must be the agreement of its members. Censored in its own time for its revolutionary tendencies, and still controversial in many respects, it is a main source of democratic belief.
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Die Bekenntnisse (Gesamtausgabe in 2 Bänden)

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075837053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 749

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Diese Ausgabe von "Die Bekenntnisse" wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) war ein französischsprachiger Schriftsteller, Philosoph, Pädagoge, Naturforscher und Komponist der Aufklärung. Rousseau hatte großen Einfluss auf die politische Theorie des späten 18. sowie des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts in ganz Europa. Er war ein wichtiger Wegbereiter der Französischen Revolution. Sein Werk ist unlösbarer Bestandteil der französischen und europäischen Literatur- und Geistesgeschichte. In Rousseaus pädagogischem Hauptwerk Émile oder über die Erziehung wird die fiktive Erziehung eines Jungen beschrieben. Rousseaus Theorien beeinflussten Immanuel Kant und viele namhafte Pädagogen, so z. B. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Joachim Heinrich Campe, Adolph Diesterweg, Maria Montessori, Ellen Key, Hartmut von Hentig und Dietrich Benner. "
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Confessions

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192822758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 676

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When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has had a more profound impact on European thought. Rousseau left posterity a model of the reflective life - the solitary, uncompromising individual, the enemy of servitude and habit and the selfish egoist who dedicates his life to a particular ideal. The Confessions recreates the world in which he progressed from incompetent engraver to grand success; his enthusiasm for experience, his love of nature, and his uncompromising character make him an ideal guide to eighteenth-century Europe, and he was the author of some of the most profound work ever written on the relation between the individual and the state.
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The Wild Ass's Skin

Author: Honoré de Balzac,Helen Constantine,Patrick Coleman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199579504

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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A young man, in despair over gambling debts, buys a magical animal skin that grants his every wish but hastens its owner's death in the process. Balzac's compelling tale is here presented in an exuberant new translation, with an illuminating introduction and notes.
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Reading Political Philosophy

Machiavelli to Mill

Author: Derek Matravers,Jonathan Pike,Nigel Warburton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134692374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 720

This clear and thorough introduction provides students with the skills necessary to understand the main thinkers, texts and arguments of political philosophy and thought. Each chapter comprises a brief overview of a major political thinker, followed by an introduction to one or more of their most influential works and an introduction to key secondary readings. Key features include: * exercises * reading notes * guides for further reading The book introduces and assesses: Machiavelli's Prince; Hobbes' Leviathan; Locke's Second Treatise on Government; Rousseau's Social Contract; Marx and Engels' German Ideology (Part 1); Mill's On Liberty and The Subjection of Women. Reading Political Philosophy requires no previous knowledge of philosophy or politics and is ideal for newcomers to political philosophy and political thought.
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Adolphe

Author: Benjamin Constant,Margaret Mauldon,Patrick Coleman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839275

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

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'The great question in life is the suffering we cause, and the most ingenious metaphysics do not justify the man who has broken the heart that loved him.' Enjoying all the advantages of noble birth and intellectual ability, but haunted by a sense of the meaninglessness of life, Adolphe seeks distraction in the pursuit of the beautiful, but older and more vulnerable Ellenore. Unaware of the danger 'of appropriating the language of love, and of fostering in yourself or others emotions of the heart that are transitory', Adolphe unexpectedly falls in love, only to chafe under the burden of an illicit relationship that blocks his public career. Unable to commit himself fully to Ellenore, and yet unwilling to face the pain he would cause by leaving her, Adolphe finds himself caught up in a situation that cannot be remedied, and is resolved only with disastrous results. Written in a lucidly analytic yet discreetly emotional style, Adolphe (1816) distills the lessons of Constant's own experiences in love, but it also reflects his anxieties about the prospects for any kind of authentic commitment, political or religious as well as emotional, in a disenchanted world.
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Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Russell Goulbourne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 123

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Part reminiscence, part meditation, Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the enduring testimony of an alienated person seeking self-knowledge. As he records his walks round Paris, he finds happiness in solitude and nature. The new translation includes an introduction and notes that explore the work and its contexts.
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The Girl with the Golden Eyes and Other Stories

Author: Honoré de Balzac,Peter Collier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199571287

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Collects three novellas of sexual attraction, obsession, and madness, including "The Girl with the Golden Eyes," in which Paquita's attraction to the hero has an unexpected origin.
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605050

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7379

You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but that ain't no matter. So begins, in characteristic fashion, one of the greatest American novels. Narrated by a poor, illiterate white boy living in America's deep South before the Civil War, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story of Huck's escape from his brutal father and the relationship that grows between him and Jim, the slave who is fleeing from an even more brutal oppression. As they journey down the Mississippi their adventures address some of the most profound human conundrums: the prejudices of class, age, and colour are pitted against the qualities of hope, courage, and moral character. Enormously influential in the development of American literature, Huckleberry Finn remains a controversial novel at the centre of impassioned critical debate. This edition discusses all the current issues and the evolution of Mark Twain's penetrating genius. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Robert Wokler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604429

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

View: 646

One of the most profound thinkers of modern history, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) was a central figure of the European Enlightenment. He was also its most formidable critic, condemning the political, economic, theological, and sexual trappings of civilization along lines that would excite the enthusiasm of romantic individualists and radical revolutionaries alike. In this study of Rousseau's life and works Robert Wokler shows how his philosophy of history, his theories of music and politics, his fiction, educational and religious writings, and even his botany, were all inspired by visionary ideals of mankind's self-realization in a condition of unfettered freedom. He explains how, in regressing to classical republicanism, ancient mythology, direct communion with God, and solitude, Rousseau anticipated some post-modernist rejections of the Enlightenment as well. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Die Fahrt der Argonauten

Griechisch/Deutsch

Author: Apollonius (Rhodius)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 591

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Rousseau

Author: Robert Wokler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

View: 8993

One of the most profound thinkers of modern history, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) was a central figure of the European Enlightenment. He was also its most formidable critic, condemning the political, economic, theological, and sexual trappings of civilization along lines that would excite the enthusiasm of romantic individualists and radical revolutionaries alike. In this compact, thought-provoking study of Rousseau's life and works Robert Wokler shows how his philosophy of history, his theories of music and politics, his fiction, educational and religious writings, and even his botany, were all inspired by visionary ideals of mankind's self-realization in a condition of unfettered freedom. He explains how, in regressing to classical republicanism, ancient mythology, direct communion with God, and solitude, Rousseau anticipated some post-modernist rejections of the Enlightenment as well. No other work on Rousseau provieds such a readable introduction to his life and work.
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Joseph Andrews and Shamela

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192815507

Category: Clergy

Page: 391

View: 6774

With both books by Henry Fielding prompted by the success of Richardson's "Pamela", Fielding demonstrates his concern for the corruption of contemporary morality, religion, politics and literature in "Shamela". The same themes, together with a presentation of love as charity, as friendship, and with a sexual sense, are present in "Joseph Andrews".
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Medea and Other Plays

Author: Euripides,James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199537969

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 9432

Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift of narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world. Contains: Medea; Hippolytus; Electra; Helen About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Catalog of Reprints in Series

Author: Robert Merritt Orton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Editions

Page: N.A

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Zwei Abhandlungen über die Regierung

Author: John Locke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518278130

Category: Politische Philosophie

Page: 360

View: 3242

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Cosmopolitan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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