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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date:
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In Rousseau we encounter a walking ego, a naked sensibility. Feeling triumphs over intellectual argument in his works, which are both deeply stirring and deeply inconsistent. Yet while his contemporaries Kant and Hume may have been superior academic philosophers, the sheer power of Rousseau’s ideas was unequaled in his time. It was he who encouraged the introduction of both liberty and irrationality into the public domain.

In Rousseau in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Rousseau’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Rousseau’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Rousseau within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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  • “Well-written, clear, and informed, they have a breezy wit about them. I find them hard to stop reading.”

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  • “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”

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  • “I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one’s friends to Western civilization.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jose | 1/8/2013

    " excellent. did not know much prior to listening to this audio version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie | 4/6/2011

    " short, sweet, informative. easy digest format. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aingheal Apryll | 10/22/2010

    " Meh. I like Rousseau and his ideas (despite the inconsistencies), but I dislike Strathern's 'witty' (read: obnoxious) style of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jose | 5/3/2010

    " excellent. did not know much prior to listening to this audio version. "

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