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978-0-87451-580-0 / 9780874515800

Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (First Discourse) and Polemics (Collected Writings of Rousseau)

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Publisher:Dartmouth

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Contains the entire First Discourse, contemporary attacks on it, Rousseaus replies to his critics, and his summary of the debate in his preface to Narcissus. A number of these texts have never before been available in English. The First Discourse and Polemics demonstrate the continued relevance of Rousseaus thought. Whereas his critics argue for correction of the excesses and corruptions of knowledge and the sciences as sufficient, Rousseau attacks the social and political effects of the dominant forms of scientific knowledge.

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