Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (First Discourse) and Polemics (Hardcover)

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Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (First Discourse) and Polemics (Hardcover)

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith R. Bush (Translated by), Roger D. Masters (Translated by), Christopher Kelly (Translated by)

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Contains the entire First Discourse, contemporary attacks on it, Rousseau’s 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 Rousseau’s 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.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–78) was a leading Genevan philosopher and political theorist and one of the key figures of the Enlightenment.

Christopher Kelly is a professor of political science at Boston College. He is the author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life and coeditor of The Collected Writings of Rousseau.
Product Details ISBN: 9780874515800
ISBN-10: 0874515807
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 1992
Pages: 251
Language: English
Series: Collected Writings of Rousseau