Rousseau after 200 Years: Proceedings of the Cambridge Bicentennial Colloquium by R. A. LeighRousseau after 200 Years: Proceedings of the Cambridge Bicentennial Colloquium by R. A. Leigh

Rousseau after 200 Years: Proceedings of the Cambridge Bicentennial Colloquium

byR. A. Leigh

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J.-J. Rousseau is the most original, most profound and most controversial of all the great eighteenth-century writers. The problems he raised have since become even more acute and the search for a solution increasingly desirable. His voice was a dissonant one in an age which found satisfaction in material progress, correlates the well-being of humanity with the advancement of knowledge, and displayed a form of complacency which Rousseau sets out to shatter. His message falls uneasily on the ears of the acquisitive society. This volume contains the proceedings of a colloquium held in 1978 in Trinity College, Cambridge, to commemorate the bicentenary of Rousseau's death. It contains the complete text of the fourteen papers given before an invited audience by leading specialists, covering politics, sociology, language, literature and music. It also contains a slightly abridged version of the discussions to which these papers gave rise.

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Title:Rousseau after 200 Years: Proceedings of the Cambridge Bicentennial ColloquiumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 24, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; List of principal abbreviations; Part I. Politics and Sociology: 1. Rousseau and Kant: principles of political right Stephen Ellenburg; 2. Deux Contrats sociaux: Hume et Rousseau Jacques Voisine; 3. La Place et l'importance de la notion d'égalité dans la doctrine politique de Jean-Jacques Rousseau Robert Derathé; 4. Rousseau et Marx Jean-Louis Lecercle; 5. La Cité et ses langages Bronislaw Baczko; 6. From the orang-utan to the vampire: towards an anthropology of Rousseau Christopher Frayling and Robert Wokler; Part II. Language, Literature, Music: 7. The idea of love in La Noivelle Héloïse; 8. L'Héritage littéraire de Rousseau Bernard Gagnebin; 9. Rousseau et l'éloquence Jean Starobinski; 10. Rousseau écrivain Michel Launay; 11. Rousseau and his reader: the technique of persuasion in éMILE RONALD gRIMSLEY; 12. rOUSSEAU ET LA MORALE DU SENTIMENT (LEXICOLOGIE, IDéOLOGIE) John Stephenson Spink; 13. Les fonctions de l'imagination dans éMILE Marc Eigeldinger; 14. Modernité du discours de Jean-Jacques Rousseau sur la musique Marie-élisabeth Duchez; Index.