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Rousseau's Dog By David Edmonds

Rousseau's Dog
by David Edmonds

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From the bestselling authors of Wittgenstein's Poker, the quarrel that shocked the world of Enlightenment. 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.
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Rousseau's Dog: A Tale of Two Philosophers by David Edmonds

From the bestselling authors of Wittgenstein's Poker, the quarrel that shocked the world of Enlightenment. Jean-Jacques Rousseau - philosopher, novelist, composer, educationist, political provocateur - was on the run. He was fleeing intolerance, persecution, and enemies who proclaimed him a madman, dangerous to society. David Hume, the foremost philosopher in the English language, universally praised as a model of decency, came to his aid. He brought Rousseau and his beloved little dog Sultan to England. And then it all went horribly wrong. In Rousseau's Dog, David Edmonds and John Eidinow bring their narrative verve to the bitter quarrel that turned these two Enlightenment giants into mortal 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. And it is a very human story of compassion, treachery, anger and revenge.

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About David Edmonds


David Edmonds is, and John Eidinow was, an award-winning journalist with the BBC. Their hugely acclaimed debut book, Wittgenstein's Poker: the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophers, has been published in eighteen languages and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

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GOR001174543
Rousseau's Dog: A Tale of Two Philosophers by David Edmonds
David Edmonds
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2006-05-04
400
0571224059
9780571224050
N/A
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