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Read online Emile or On Education.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Emile or On Education Alan Bloom s new translation of i Emile i Rousseau s masterpiece on the education and training of the young is the first in more than seventy years In it Bloom whose magnificent translation of i Plato s Republic i has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text again brings together the translator s gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosopher s 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 Rousseau s 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 i Emile i 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 by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Allan Bloom, Michael Wu

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Emile or On Education
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The basic political writings of Rousseau including br br Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts br Discourse on the Origin of Inequality br Discourse on Political Economy br On the Social Contract br br The publication of these excellent translations is a happy occasion for teachers of courses in political philosophy and the history of political theory Raymon M Lemos i Teaching Philosophy i br br The single most comprehensive reliable and economical collection ofRousseaus explicitly political writings Michael Franz Loyola College, The struggle between Rousseau s yearning for solitude and his need for society is the central theme of the i Reveries i br br In the two years before his death in Jean Jacques Rousseau composed the ten meditations of i Reveries of the Solitary Walker i Combining philosophical argument with amusing anecdotes and lyrical desriptive passages they record the great French writer s sense of isolation and alienation from a world which he felt had rejected his work As he wanders around Paris gazing at plants and day dreaming Rousseau looks back over his life in order to justify his actions and to elaborate on his ideal of a well structured society fit for the noble and solitary natural man, i The Confessions i is Jean Jacques Rousseau s autobiography Covering his first years up to it was completed in but unpublished until four years after his death even though he read excerpts of the manuscript publicly at various times br br i The Confessions i were two distinct works of six books apiece Books I VI were written between amp amp published in books VII XII were written in amp published in Rousseau alludes to a third part but it wasn t completed Though the book is flawed dates are frequently off some events out of order he provides an account of the experiences shaping his influential philosophy For instance the parts of his own education he liked best are clearly present in his account of ideal education Emile or On Education br br Rousseau s work is notable as one of the first major autobiographies Prior to his i Confessions i the two great autobiographies were Augustine s amp St Teresa s Both of these works focused on religious experiences i The Confessions i was one of the first autobiographies in which someone wrote of his own life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences amp feelings, Alan Bloom s new translation of i Emile i Rousseau s masterpiece on the education and training of the young is the first in more than seventy years In it Bloom whose magnificent translation of i Plato s Republic i has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text again brings together the translator s gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosopher s 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 Rousseau s 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 i Emile i 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