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Emile: Or, on Education

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Publisher Comments:

Alan Blooms new translation of Emile, Rousseaus masterpiece on the education and training of the young, is the first in more than seventy years. In it, Bloom, whose magnificent translation of Platos Republic has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text, again brings together the translators gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosophers 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 Rousseaus 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.

Synopsis:

A clear, readable, and highly engrossing translation of Rousseaus masterpiece on the education and training of the young.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465019311
Other:
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Author:
Wu, Michael
Author:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Education -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. (NCES)
Publication Date:
19790631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 24.8 oz

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