Rousseau's Dog: A Tale of Two Philosophers

Rousseau's Dog: A Tale of Two Philosophers


By (author) David Edmonds, By (author) John Eidinow

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 30mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571224067
  • ISBN 13: 9780571224067
  • Sales rank: 556,628

Product description

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume were giants of the Enlightenment, men whose writings would forever shape our world. But when they fell out, they did so on a grand scale - to reveal a very human story of compassion, treachery, anger and revenge. In "Rousseau's Dog", David Edmonds and John Eidinow bring their narrative verve to the bitter quarrel that turned these two Enlightenment giants into mortal foes. The result is a story of celebrity and its price, of shameless spin, of destroyed reputations and shattered friendships.

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Author information

David Edmonds is, and John Eidinow was, an award-winning journalist with the BBC. Their hugely acclaimed debut book, Wittgenstein's Poker, the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophers, has been published in eighteen languages and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

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"'Wonderfully readable and absorbing... A highly enjoyable book, richly informative and entertaining, written with easy lucidity and obvious relish.' A. C. Grayling, Literary Review"