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Rousseau on Women, Love, and Family
Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Christopher Kelly, ed.; Eve Grace, ed.

2009 • 376 pp. 1 frontispiece 6 x 9 1/4"
Philosophy / Political Science & Government / Women's Studies

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-58465-750-7

Trans. from the French

“This collection is a treasure! The editors clearly and persuasively make the case for the central importance of Rousseau’s writings on women for his philosophy generally. They deserve our gratitude for making these essential materials readily available.”—Ruth Grant, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University

An exceptional anthology designed for courses on Rousseau, the history of philosophy, and women’s studies

A key thematic sampling of Rousseau’s published writings come together in this exciting anthology, some newly translated or translated into English for the first time by the editors. Featured writings include Narcissus; Queen Whimsical; The Two Sexes, and On Love (from Letter to d’Alembert); “On Women,” “Sophie, or the Woman,” On Love, and Mothers and Infants (from Emile); Women of Paris, and Domestic Life (from Julie); Letters to “Henriette”; The Death of Lucretia; Essay on the Important Events of Which Women Have Been the Secret Cause; The Levite of Ephraim; The Loves of Milord Edward Bomston; Pygmalion; Letters to Sara; The Naturalness of the Family (from the Second Discourse); “A Household on rue St. Denis”; and Emile and Sophie, or the Solitaries.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"This collection, Rousseau on Women, Love, and Family, is a must-read for all students of Rousseau as well as for anyone who wants to grapple with the most fundamental concerns of human life and politics today."—Mira Morgenstern, City College of New York & The Graduate Center, CUNY

CHRISTOPHER KELLY is professor of political science at Boston College and editor of Dartmouth College Press’s Collected Writings of Rousseau, much of which he translated. He is the author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life and Rousseau as Author.

EVE GRACE is associate professor of political science at Colorado College, the author of a number of articles on Rousseau, and co-editor of Volume Nine of the Collected Writings.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:56:21 -0500