Introducing RousseauBook - 2007
I am like no one else in the whole world . . . With these defiant words, Jean-Jacques Rousseau begins his Confessions , an autobiography of incomparable psychological insight.....Musician, poet, novelist and botanist, but above all, Rousseau was a philosopher who always denied being one. What is the value of civilisation? Rousseau first posed this question. His answer civilisation corrupts natural goodness and increases inequality between humans shocked his Enlightenment contemporaries and still challenges us today.....Did Rousseau inspire the French Revolution? Can we trace Romanticism, psychoanalysis and Existentialism back to him? Introducing Rousseau presents a maverick thinker whose ideas revolutionised our understanding of childhood, education, government, language and much else. It charts Rousseau's turbulent life of lost innocence, persecution and paranoia. Dave Robinison's clear and concise account of Rousseau's ideas is engagingly dramatised by Oscar Zarate's illustrations.
Alternative Title: Rousseau
Publisher: Thriplow : Icon, 2007.
Branch Call Number: 194
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.