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"We are all confronted, at one time or another, with choices as to what sort of life we will lead." So Tzvetan Todorov begins Frail Happiness, an important interpretation of Rousseau, one suffused with Todorov’s own moral seriousness and intellectual depth. While ranging widely through Rousseau’s corpus with skill and scholarly authority Todorov returns, again and again, to the fragile yet persistent hope for human happiness.

Synopsis:

"We are all confronted, at one time or another, with choices as to what sort of life we will lead." So Tzvetan Todorov begins Frail Happiness, an important interpretation of Rousseau, one suffused with Todorov’s own moral seriousness and intellectual depth. While ranging widely through Rousseau’s corpus with skill and scholarly authority Todorov returns, again and again, to the fragile yet persistent hope for human happiness.

Synopsis:

"We are all confronted, at one time or another, with choices as to what sort of life we will lead." So Tzvetan Todorov begins Frail Happiness, an important interpretation of Rousseau, one suffused with Todorov's own moral seriousness and intellectual depth. While ranging widely through Rousseau's corpus with skill and scholarly authority, Todorov returns, again and again, to the fragile yet persistent hope for human happiness.

About the Author

Tzvetan Todorov is a director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. A linguist, literary theorist, and world-renowned essayist, he is the author of numerous books, several of which have been translated into English, including: Voices from the Gulag: Life and Death in Communist Bulgaria (Penn State, 1999).

John T. Scott is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Davis.

Robert D. Zaretsky is Associate Professor of French at the University of Houston, where he holds a joint appointment in the Honors College and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780271024004
Subtitle:
An Essay on Rousseau
Translator:
Scott, John T.
Translator:
Scott, John T.
Translator:
Zaretsky, Robert D.
Author:
Scott, John T.
Author:
Scott, John
Author:
Todorov, Tzvetan
Author:
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Author:
Zaretsky, Robert
Translator:
Zaretsky, Robert D.
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
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Philosophy-Surveys
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Essays
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Frail Happiness
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An Essay on Rousseau
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Tzvetan Todorov
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John T. Scott
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Robert D. Zaretsky
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0-271-02110-1
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Philosophy
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Ethics
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Literature
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History of Ideas
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Intuition
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emotional sympathy
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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difficult
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problematic
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Human life
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Modernity
Subject:
citizen
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solitary individual
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moral individual
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Novel
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Emile
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human happiness
Subject:
Hu
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man life
Subject:
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning
Subject:
obert D. Zaretsky
Subject:
Jean
Subject:
Jacques Rousseau
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041214
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8.02x6.08x.29 in. .33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "We are all confronted, at one time or another, with choices as to what sort of life we will lead." So Tzvetan Todorov begins Frail Happiness, an important interpretation of Rousseau, one suffused with Todorov’s own moral seriousness and intellectual depth. While ranging widely through Rousseau’s corpus with skill and scholarly authority Todorov returns, again and again, to the fragile yet persistent hope for human happiness.
"Synopsis" by , "We are all confronted, at one time or another, with choices as to what sort of life we will lead." So Tzvetan Todorov begins Frail Happiness, an important interpretation of Rousseau, one suffused with Todorov's own moral seriousness and intellectual depth. While ranging widely through Rousseau's corpus with skill and scholarly authority, Todorov returns, again and again, to the fragile yet persistent hope for human happiness.
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