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Rousseau's Dog: A Tale of Two Philosophers Hardcover – 4 May 2006

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (4 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571224059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571224050
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.6 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,436,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An enthralling account of a trifling provocation inflated to epic proportions."--Kirkus Reviews

"A detailed and fascinating reexamination of this story by David Edmonds and John Eidinow."--New York Review of Books

"As we've come to expect from Edmunds and Eidinow, their analysis of the personalities in question is sharp and engaging."--Los Angeles Times

"Sprightly and accessible . . . David Edmonds and John Eidinow have heightened intellectual feuds beyond the shallows of anecdote."--San Francisco Chronicle

A detailed and fascinating reexamination of this story by David Edmonds and John Eidinow. --New York Review of Books"

Sprightly and accessible . . . David Edmonds and John Eidinow have heightened intellectual feuds beyond the shallows of anecdote. --San Francisco Chronicle"

As we ve come to expect from Edmunds and Eidinow, their analysis of the personalities in question is sharp and engaging. --Los Angeles Times"

An enthralling account of a trifling provocation inflated to epic proportions. --Kirkus Reviews" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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In Rousseau's Dog: A Tale of Two Philosophers, David Edmonds and John Eidinow bring their narrative verve to the astonishing series of events which led to a bitter quarrel between Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, turning these two Enlightenment giants of philosophy into mortal foes.

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3.0 out of 5 starsHume v. Rousseau (and his stupid dog)
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