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Review:Rousseau a very short introduction by Robert Wokler

Writer: Robert Wokler
Publication Oxford University Press
ISBN-10 0192801988
Language: English
Genre: Biography
Best Sellers Rank: #380,015 in Books
Customer review 4.1/5
Publish Date: 23 August 2001

"Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction" by Robert Wokler is a concise and informative introduction to the life and thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment era.

The book provides an overview of Rousseau's major works, including "The Social Contract" and "Emile," and discusses his contributions to political philosophy, social theory, and educational thought.

Wokler explores Rousseau's ideas on the nature of human beings, the origins of inequality, the role of the state in society, and the importance of education in shaping individuals and communities. He also provides a biographical sketch of Rousseau's life, highlighting key moments and influences that shaped his philosophical views.

Overall, "Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction" is a great resource for anyone interested in learning about Rousseau's ideas and their impact on modern political and social thought. It is accessible to readers with little background knowledge in philosophy, making it a great starting point for those looking to delve deeper into Rousseau's works.