Dent on Rousseau

by Chris Bertram on April 26, 2005

I was very pleased to get a copy of Nicholas Dent’s new Rousseau in the post today. It appears in the Routledge Philosophers series edited by Brian Leiter. There’s an endorsement from yours truly on the cover, saying that is is “The best general introduction to Rousseau’s life and thought in English…” I think that’s true. Highly recommended.

(BTW this is a completely different book from his earlier Rousseau: An Introduction to his Psychological, Social and Political Theory, which was published by Blackwell and is also excellent.)

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Anderson 04.26.05 at 1:45 pm

So we don’t get no teaser? What’s Dent think about Rousseau that everybody else doesn’t think about Rousseau? Sell the book, man! ;)

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Simstim 04.26.05 at 2:04 pm

“…a completely different book…”? So it’s not about *that* Rousseau then?

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toot 04.26.05 at 4:21 pm

Your endorsement implies that you have read every other general introduction to Rousseau’s life and thought in English. Wow, I’m impressed! Oh, but you only think that that is true. I shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

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Anderson 04.26.05 at 5:12 pm

“…a completely different book…”? So it’s not about that Rousseau then?

Ah, it’s about le Douanier Rousseau, whose philosophy is underappreciated, even under-existent; hence the value of this Routledge book.

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ionfish 04.27.05 at 6:11 am

toot: to be honest, I imagine Chris has read a fair few.

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