The Noble Savage: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1754-1762

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University of Chicago Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 399 pages
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In this second volume of the unparalleled exposition of Rousseau's life and works, Cranston completes and corrects the story told in Rousseau's Confessions, and offers a vivid, entirely new history of his most eventful and productive years.

"Luckily for us, Maurice Cranston's The Noble Savage: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1754-1762 has managed to craft a highly detailed account of eight key years of Rousseau's life in such a way that we can both understand and even, on occasion, sympathize."—Olivier Bernier, Wall Street Journal

Maurice Cranston (1920-1993), a distinguished scholar and recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his biography of John Locke, was professor of political science at the London School of Economics. His numerous books include The Romantic Movement and Philosophers and Pamphleteers, and translations of Rousseau's The Social Contract and Discourse on the Origins of Inequality.
  

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I recommend reading this for a reasoned secularist's view of Jesus. What I remember from this is that he despises the percieved passivism that Jesus "inspires" in His followers and praises the aggressive striving of the barbarian. Read full review

Contents

PARIS
1
THE HERMITAGE
21
SOPHIE
55
MONTLOUIS
104
AN EVEN AND TRANQUIL LIFE
132
AT THE CHATEAU
158
EMILE
175
MONTLOUIS RESTORED
199
THE YEAR Of JULIE
247
CENSORSHIP
278
TWO SOCIAL CONTRACTS
302
BANISHMENT
323
List of Abbreviations Used in the Notes
363
Notes
365
Index
393
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Maurice Cranston was Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics. Over a long and distinguished academic career he has taught at Harvard University, Dartmouth College, University of British Columbia, the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington and the European University Institute. His many books include a three-volume biography of Rousseau, as well as" John Locke: A Biography, What are Human Rights?" and "The Mask of Politics," Maurice Cranston died in November 1993.

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