Emile: Or, On Education

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Basic Books, 1979 - 501 pages
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Alan Bloom’s new translation of Emile, Rousseau’s masterpiece on the education and training of the young, is the first in more than seventy years. In it, Bloom, whose magnificent translation of Plato’s Republic has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text, again brings together the translator’s gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosopher’s perception of the true meaning and significance of the issues being examined in the work. The result is a clear, readable, and highly engrossing text that at the same time offers a wholly new sense of the importance and relevance of Rousseau’s thought to us.In addition to his translation, Bloom provides a brilliant introduction that relates the structure and themes of the book to the vital preoccupation's of our own age, particularly in the field of education, but also more generally to the current concerns about the limits and possibilities of human nature. Thus in this translation Emile, long a classic in the history of Western thought and educational theory, becomes something more: a prescription, fresh and dazzling, for the bringing up of autonomous, responsible—that is, truly democratic—human beings.
  

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Claire - Goodreads

I don't know how to explain to non-educators and politicians how education is more important than national security. I thought this book would give me good ideas on how to do that, but it didn't, really. Consulter l'avis complet

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5 Stars for Books 1-3, 0 Stars for 4&5. I breezed through the infancy to puberty sections of this classic but then died somewhere in the middle of "The Creed of a Sayvoyard Priest." This just so happens to be the point where Rousseau begins talking about sentiment ( bleeeeech). Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

BOOK I
37
BOOK II
77
BOOK III
165
BOOK IV
211
BOOK V
357
Notes
481
Index
497
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Allan Bloom, formerly a professor of political theory at the University of Toronto, has recently become a professor of The Committee on Social Thought and in The College, University of Chicago.

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