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Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques: Dialogues
Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Judith R. Bush, trans.; Christopher Kelly, trans.; Roger D. Masters, trans.

Collected Writings of Rousseau

1990 • 312 pp. 3 illus. 6 x 9"
Philosophy / Biography / Literary Criticism - French

$55.00 Paperback, 978-1-61168-292-2
$34.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-074-4

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Trans. from the French

Rousseau’s complete work, unified in English for the first time, premiers with an original translation of his Dialogues

One of Rousseau’s later and most puzzling works and never before available in English, this neglected autobiographical piece was the product of the philosopher’s old age and sense of persecution. Long viewed simply as evidence of his growing paranoia, it consists of three dialogues between a character named “Rousseau” and one identified only as “Frenchman” who discuss the bad reputation and works of an author named “Jean-Jacques.” Dialogues offers a fascinating retrospective of his literary career.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“[The Rousseau series is] indispensable to Rousseau scholars and students of political theory. Now that we have it, we realize we cannot do without it. Its scholarship is a model, a monument, and a treasury.”—Harvey Mansfield, Jr., Harvard University

“An excellent translation—literal, faithful to Rousseau’s French, lucid, and literate—that is long overdue. The Dialogues stands by itself as an important text and is a fitting initial volume in the Collected Writings.”—Peter G. Stillman, Vassar College

Christopher Kelly is professor of political science at Boston College, translator of several volumes in this series, and author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life and Rousseau as Author. Judith R. Bush is co-translator of four other books in this series. Roger D. Masters is the Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government Emeritus and Research Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth.

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