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1. Correspondence [2000]

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xv, 110 p. ; 23 cm.
For this new edition, Roger Ariew has adapted Samuel Clarke's edition of 1717, modernising it to reflect contemporary English usage. Ariew's introduction places the correspondence in historical context and discusses the vibrant philosophical climate of the times. Appendices provide those selections from the works of Newton that Clarke frequently refers to in the correspondence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780872205253 20160527
Green Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
DLCL-324-01, DLCL-324-01, FRENCH-244-01, FRENCH-244-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HUMNTIES-324-01, HUMNTIES-324-01
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193 p.
Inspired by Voltaire's two-year stay in England (1726-8), this volume is one of the key works of the Enlightenment. Exactly contemporary with "Gulliver's Travels" and "The Beggar's Opera", Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion and literature have placed the "Letters" among the great Augustan satires. Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it in French as the "Lettres Philosophiques", and current editions in English translate his French. This edition restores for the modern reader Voltaire's own English text, allowing the reader to appreciate him as a stylist at first hand. It is the only critical edition of the original text and, as well as providing an introduction and notes, it includes accounts of Voltaire by contemporary English observers. Nicholas Cronk is the editor of "The World's Classics"'s title of Voltaire's "Candide".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192826015 20160528
Green Library
DLCL-324-01, DLCL-324-01, FRENCH-244-01, FRENCH-244-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HUMNTIES-324-01, HUMNTIES-324-01
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viii, 290 p. ; 23 cm.
The essential political writings of Montesquieu - a substantial abridgment of "The Spirit of the Laws", plus judicious selections from "The Persian Letters" and "Considerations of the Romans' Greatness and Decline" - are masterfully translated by Melvin Richter. Prefaced by a new fifty-page introduction by Richter for this revised edition, "The Selected Political Writings" displays the genius and virtuosity of Montesquieu the philosopher, social critic, political theorist, and literary stylist, whose work commands the attention of all students of the Enlightenment and of modern constitutional thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780872200913 20160528
Green Library
DLCL-324-01, DLCL-324-01, FRENCH-244-01, FRENCH-244-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HUMNTIES-324-01, HUMNTIES-324-01
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206 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
DLCL-324-01, DLCL-324-01, FRENCH-244-01, FRENCH-244-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HUMNTIES-324-01, HUMNTIES-324-01
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187 p. ; 19 cm.
Green Library
DLCL-324-01, DLCL-324-01, FRENCH-244-01, FRENCH-244-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HUMNTIES-324-01, HUMNTIES-324-01
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ix, 501 p. ; 24 cm.
Alan Blooms new translation of Emile, Rousseaus masterpiece on the education and training of the young, is the first in more than seventy years. In it, Bloom, whose magnificent translation of Platos Republic has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text, again brings together the translators gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosophers 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 Rousseaus 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, responsiblethat is, truly democratichuman beings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465019311 20160528
Green Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
DLCL-324-01, DLCL-324-01, FRENCH-244-01, FRENCH-244-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HUMNTIES-324-01, HUMNTIES-324-01
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187 p. ; 20 cm.
'Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains' - these are the famous opening words of a treatise that has not ceased to stir vigorous debate since its first publication in 1762. Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to wield authority over others, Rousseau argues instead for a pact, or 'social contract', that should exist between all the citizens of a state and that should be the source of sovereign power. From this fundamental premise, he goes on to consider issues of liberty and law, freedom and justice, arriving at a view of society that has seemed to some a blueprint for totalitarianism, to others a declaration of democratic principles.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140442014 20160528
Green Library
DLCL-324-01, DLCL-324-01, FRENCH-244-01, FRENCH-244-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-234-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-334-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HISTORY-432A-01, HUMNTIES-324-01, HUMNTIES-324-01