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Lingly took refuge with his respected counterpart But within months the exile was loudly accusing his benefactor of plotting to dishonor him which prompted a most uncharacteristically violent response from Hume And so began a remarkable war of words and actions that ensnared many of the leading figures in British and French society and became the talk I was thoroughly enjoying this book until it came to the actual uarrel between Rousseau and Hume which was not two thinkers at war but two men in emotional distress in a way that s not fun to read aboutMeticulous research extensive uotes from letters good writing even handedness and an inherently interesting subject don t make up for the sheer pain of Rousseau s paranoia and Hume s distress and indignation as a response to being accused of treachery

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Rousseau's Dog Two Great Thinkers at War in the Age of Enlightenment PS

Of intellectual EuropeRousseau's Dog is the fascinating true story of the bitter and very public uarrel that turned the Age of Enlightenment's two most influential thinkers into deadliest of foes a most human tale of compassion treachery anger and revenge; of celebrity and its price; of shameless spin; of destroyed reputations and shattered friendshi Really entertaining full or references to other works good overview full gallery of prominent names of the period very nice

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In 1766 philosopher novelist composer and political provocateur Jean Jacues Rousseau was a fugitive decried by his enemies as a dangerous madman Meanwhile David Hume now recognized as the foremost philosopher in the English language was being universally lauded as a paragon of decency And so Rousseau came to England with his beloved dog Sultan and wil I don t want to give any of the pleasures of this book away but it is a PERFECT example of Twain s dictum that people NEVER change It s the enlightenment and the players are Hume and Rousseau but what a disaster Not much enlightenment here Just a great example of smart people behaving just like the rest of us or in Rousseau s case far worse This Edmond s fellow is on to something and WITTGENSTEIN S POKER just got jumped to near the front of the ueue You would NOT want to read two books like this back to back as you would give up on humanity as having any hope of going forward Barney Dannelke


10 thoughts on “Rousseau's Dog Two Great Thinkers at War in the Age of Enlightenment PS

  1. says:

    I admit it I generally enjoy short philosophy lite books like ROUSSEAU’S DOG Edmund and Eidinow’s earlier WITTGENSTEIN’S POKER was no masterpiece But it was hugely fun So naturally I looked forward to ROUSSEAU’S DO

  2. says:

    The dog's tailThe second dognonot Sultan of Rousseauthe dog that always barked and led to the tarnishing of many prominent names This is the story of that dog Well The problem with this dog was that it was undomesticated It barked at anyone and everyone But it's not this dog that caused the problems that are discussed in this bookthe problems which covered decades and multiple renowned personalities It might have been a minor ca

  3. says:

    I don't want to give any of the pleasures of this book away but it is a PERFECT example of Twain's dictum that people NEVER change It's the en

  4. says:

    I think I learned about Rousseau's and Hume's philosophies from this book than from anything else I had read about them including some of their own works Edmonds and Eidinow manage to take philosophy and work it into an intriguing story of two very opposite personalities This was a fun read if a bit dense; however it was certainly less dense than the work of either Rousseau and Hume It has also made me want to read the works of both men a

  5. says:

    I was thoroughly enjoying this book until it came to the actual uarrel between Rousseau and Hume which was not two thinkers at war but two men in emotional distress in a way that's not fun to read aboutMeticulous research extensive uotes from letters good writing even handedness and an inherently interesting subject don't make up for the sheer pain of Rousseau's paranoia and Hume's distress and indignation as a response to being accused of

  6. says:

    To think that two great philosophers and “men of reason” — David Hume and Jean Jacues Rousseau — could fall prey to their uncontrollable passions in the Age of Enlightenment make this an exceptionally interesting book The Scotsman David Hume was loved and adored in the famous “fashionable salons of France” than his home country of England whereas Jean Jacues Rousseau was feted followed and lionized in England and treated as a

  7. says:

    What I've learned of philosophy was removed from history so I never realized before picking up this book that Dav

  8. says:

    I admit that I was less interested in how well Rousseau and Hume got along or didn't get along than I was in comparisons of their philosophywhich was scarce in this book

  9. says:

    Really entertaining full or references to other works good overview full gallery of prominent names of the period very nice

  10. says:

    What a complicated story and what mass of letters the writers of this book must have had to findlocate and read and then did they really re read Hume and Rousseau I have my doubts on that point as there seems to be

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