Voltaire and Rousseau

By Prof. Charles Sherover
Read by Lynn Redgrave

The World of Philosophy Series

2.83 Hours 04/09/2006 unabridged
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In the great ferment of the French Revolution, Voltaire and Rousseau stood out as intellectual giants. Voltaire’s incisive wit and commitment to translucent reason stands in sharp contrast to Rousseau’s earnest convictions and attention to emotion. Both thinkers produced work of enduring value in morality and political philosophy. The World of Philosophy series presents the questions, interests, and worldviews of the world’s great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations, in understandable language, give you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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Summary

Summary

In the great ferment of the French Revolution, Voltaire and Rousseau stood out as intellectual giants. Voltaire’s incisive wit and commitment to translucent reason stands in sharp contrast to Rousseau’s earnest convictions and attention to emotion. Both thinkers produced work of enduring value in morality and political philosophy.

The World of Philosophy series presents the questions, interests, and worldviews of the world’s great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations, in understandable language, give you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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Author Bio: Prof. Charles M. Sherover

Charles M. Sherover is professor emeritus of philosophy at Hunter College. He is the author of The Human Experience of Time, Heidegger, Kant, and Time, and Time, Freedom, and the Common Good.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English