Rousseau's Ethics of Truth: A Sublime Science of Simple Souls

2017.02.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jason Neidleman, Rousseau's Ethics of Truth: A Sublime Science of Simple Souls, Routledge, 2017, 250pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.02.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jason Neidleman, Rousseau's Ethics of Truth: A Sublime Science of Simple Souls, Routledge, 2017, 250pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138654785. Reviewed by Christopher Bertram, University of Bristol Philosophical engagement with the work of Rousseau has undergone a revival in the anglophone world over the past forty years. Philosophers including N. J. H. Dent, Frederick Neuhouser and Joshua Cohen have discovered more attractive and interesting readings of his moral psychology and political philosophy than were fashionable in an earlier generation that often understood Rousseau as a primitivist or as a proto-totalitarian. But even these new readings of Rousseau have struggled to establish coherence across the full range of his writings, often preferring to concentrate on the moral psychology alone and on a limited number of core texts, particularly the Discourse on Inequality, Emile and the Social Contract. By. . .

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