The Essential Rousseau

The Essential Rousseau

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The philosopher of individual self-expression, Rousseau was a leading precursor of the Romantic movement. He famously declared, "Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains". Rousseau himself spent several years as a fugitive and was finally acclaimed by the French Revolution 11 years after his death. "The Virgin Philosophers Series" covers the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. Author Paul Strathern highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of the series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 108 x 177mm | 40g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 075350782X
  • 9780753507827

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'These [books] have changed my life.....They tell you exactly what you want to know and no more.' AA Gill, Sunday Times; 'Well-written, clear and informed' New York Timesshow more

About Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry.show more

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