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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
In this superb introduction, Nicholas Dent covers the whole of Rousseau's
thought. Beginning with a helpful overview of Rousseau's life and works, he
introduces and assesses Rousseau's central ideas and arguments. These include
the corruption of modern civilization, the state of nature, his famous theories
of amour de soi and amour propre , education, and his famous work Emile . He
gives particular attention to Rousseau's theories of democracy and freedom
found in his most celebrated work, The Social Contract , and explains what
Rousseau meant by the 'general will'.