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    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 DOG But DOG is a disappointment It may not be the fault of the authors It might be that the subject matter just did not sit well with me There is something about the falling out between David Hume and Jean Jacues

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    The dog's tailThe second dognonot Sultan of Rousseauthe dog that always barked and led to the tarnishing of many prominent names Th

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    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 f

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    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

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    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 subj

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    To think that two great philosophers and “men of reason” — David Hume and Jean Jacues Rousseau — could fall prey to their uncontrollable

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    What I've learned of philosophy was removed from history so I never realized before picking up this book that David Hume and Jean Jacues Rousseau were contemporaries let alone that they had a very public feud The book wasn't what I expected okay to be honest I expected an episode of the odd couple in which one of the protagonists denies causa

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    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

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

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    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 so li

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

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 The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory 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 The Big Golden Book of Poetry 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

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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. 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 traitor by the French royalty and aristocracy Both men influenced the Age of Enlightenment and in Hume s case the great scientific thinkers in the 18th 19th and 20th Century Little known fact Albert Einstein was reading and devouring Hume s work just before he came up with the theory of relativity Einstein cites Hume s work as influencing the physicist s thoughts at a critical juncture in his professional life Rousseau s literary work influenced all of the great writers educators and politicians since the late 1700 sThis book operates on many levels with the great irony noted herein above not lost on this reader History of the French salons and these two great philosopher s life is just some of the gems mined from this work That Rousseau was a paranoid who suffered from delusions of persecution some real and some extraordinarily fantastic is without peradventure That Hume let his reasoning down by publishing an account of the war of letters between these two great thinkers is likewise without exaggeration Why is the uestion The only rationale explanation comes from the notion that both individuals were truly modern ushering in the current Age of Celebrity we are all suffering at presentThis particular non fiction book was a XmasWinter Holiday gift from a fellow member of the Second Tuesday of the Month Gentlemen s Book Club I am forever grateful to that individual and to ALL members of said august group I would never have thought to pick this particular book up and read it This and other outstanding books and raison de fraternite egalite and liberte are why I cherish my membership in this particular Book Club Yes tis a great and wondrous reading life made so much better and interesting with readers like you in it Rock on mis Amigas and Amigos

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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

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • Rousseau's Dog Two Great Thinkers at War in the Age of Enlightenment PS
  • David Edmonds
  • English
  • 20 January 2019
  • 9780060744915