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    Emile (Paperback)(English / French) By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, By (author) Michael Wu, Translated by A. Bloom

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    DescriptionAlan Bloom's new translation of Emile, Rousseau's masterpiece on the education and training of the young, is the first in more than seventy years. In it, Bloom, whose magnificent translation of Plato's Republic has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text, again brings together the translator's gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosopher's perception of the true meaning and significance of the issues being examined in the work. The result is a clear, readable, and highly engrossing text that at the same time offers a wholly new sense of the importance and relevance of Rousseau's thought to us.In addition to his translation, Bloom provides a brilliant introduction that relates the structure and themes of the book to the vital preoccupation's of our own age, particularly in the field of education, but also more generally to the current concerns about the limits and possibilities of human nature. Thus in this translation Emile, long a classic in the history of Western thought and educational theory, becomes something more: a prescription, fresh and dazzling, for the bringing up of autonomous, responsible--that is, truly democratic--human beings.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, By (author) Michael Wu, Translated by A. Bloom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9780465019311
    ISBN 10: 0465019315

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    DC21: 370
    B&T General Subject: 340
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    DC22: 370
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    Abridged Dewey: 370
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: LB512.E5 1, LB512 .E5 1979
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    29 June 1979
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Allan Bloom, formerly a professor of political theory at the University of Toronto, has recently become a professor of The Committee on Social Thought and in The College, University of Chicago.