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4.0 out of 5 stars Confusing at Times, But Who Said Rousseau Would be Easy?
Embarking on study again after many years away from education I have come to rely on the Oxford University Press, A Very Short Introduction To... series, as would a man with a broken leg on a pair of crutches. Nobody said philosophy would be easy, and how right they were. Rousseau is right up there as one of the most complex political philosophers of the bunch. His...
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2.0 out of 5 stars dull dull dull
Probably all the facts in here are correct, so if you need a compact crib for a philosophy exam this might do the trick. But the writing is so flat and frankly boring that it would be impossible to come away enthusiastic about Rousseau after reading this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Confusing at Times, But Who Said Rousseau Would be Easy?, 1 Nov. 2007
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Embarking on study again after many years away from education I have come to rely on the Oxford University Press, A Very Short Introduction To... series, as would a man with a broken leg on a pair of crutches. Nobody said philosophy would be easy, and how right they were. Rousseau is right up there as one of the most complex political philosophers of the bunch. His work as a champion of the French Revolution causing many people to have real issues with his work. He was equally lauded and reviled in his own lifetime, and this book gives a real sense of the ambiguities and complexities of the man and his mind. It's not always an easy read, and I found myself having to go back to sections and start again with this book. Having said that, the layout of the book and the thought which has gone into dividing up the material makes that a relatively easy matter. It is difficult to know how much of the difficulty I had with the subject was the author's way of writing, which at times I felt went a little too deep for such an introduction into the subject, and how much of it was the fact that Rousseau's work doesn't really allow for snappy soundbytes and easy to understand diagrams. Nevertheless, as ever, a good place to start if you're struggling with the subject.
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2.0 out of 5 stars dull dull dull, 18 April 2014
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Probably all the facts in here are correct, so if you need a compact crib for a philosophy exam this might do the trick. But the writing is so flat and frankly boring that it would be impossible to come away enthusiastic about Rousseau after reading this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice book for politics students, 17 Sept. 2013
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This is a very interesting book. It covers all the important aspects of Rousseau. Always again! I am completely happy with the product and the way it was delivered.
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