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ROUSSEAU'S DOG: TWO GREAT THINKERS AT WAR IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
by EDMONDS, DAVID;EIDINOW, JOHN

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¡@ISBN 9780060744908
¡@Subject BIOGRAPHY
¡@Publisher ECCO US
¡@Publication 2006
¡@Edition Hardcover
¡@Version Original
¡@Description In Rousseau¡¦s Dog, David Edmonds and John Eidinow bring their engaging style and probing analysis to the bitter and very public quarrel that turned these two giants, the most influential thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment, into the deadliest of foes. The result is a story of celebrity and its price, of shameless spin, of destroyed reputations and shattered friendships. It is a story of two men whose writings would forever shape our world but whose personalities and ideas could scarcely have had less in common. It is also the story of reason and scepticism, as epitomized by Hume, colliding with the emotionalism and highly personalized confessional style pioneered by Rousseau. As brilliantly researched as it is briskly paced, Rousseau¡¦s Dog traces the path from the Age of Enlightenment to our own Age of Celebrity and, at its core, tells a most human tale of compassion, treachery, anger, and revenge.
 
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