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The philosophers' quarrel : Rousseau, Hume, and the limits of human understanding

Author: Robert Zaretsky; John T Scott
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2009.
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"The rise and spectacular fall of the friendship between the two great philosophers of the eighteenth century, barely six months after they first met, reverberated on both sides of the Channel. As the relationship between Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume unraveled, a volley of rancorous letters was fired off, then quickly published and devoured by aristocrats, intellectuals, and common readers alike. Everyone  Read more...
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Zaretsky, Robert, 1955-
Philosophers' quarrel.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008025224
(OCoLC)232390998
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; David Hume; David Hume; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; David Hume
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Zaretsky; John T Scott
ISBN: 9780300156249 0300156243
OCLC Number: 666928547
Description: 1 online resource (x, 247 pages) : illustrations
Contents: An enlightenment quarrel --
The wild philosopher --
The Great Scot --
The Lord of Ferney --
Le Bon David --
A stone's throw from Paris --
First impressions --
A public spectacle --
Poses and impostures --
Hume, Judge of Le Bon David --
An enlightenment tragedy --
So great a noise --
How philosophers die.
Responsibility: Robert Zaretsky, John T. Scott.
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