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The Resource The philosophers' quarrel : Rousseau, Hume, and the limits of human understanding, Robert Zaretsky, John T. Scott

The philosophers' quarrel : Rousseau, Hume, and the limits of human understanding, Robert Zaretsky, John T. Scott

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The philosophers' quarrel : Rousseau, Hume, and the limits of human understanding
Title
The philosophers' quarrel
Title remainder
Rousseau, Hume, and the limits of human understanding
Statement of responsibility
Robert Zaretsky, John T. Scott
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 took sides in this momentous dispute between the greatest of Enlightenment thinkers." "In this lively and revealing book, Robert Zaretsky and John T. Scott explore the unfolding rift between Rousseau and Hume. The authors are particularly fascinated by the connection between the thinkers' lives and thought, especially the way that the failure of each to understand the other - and himself - illuminates the limits of human understanding. In addition, they situate the philosophers' quarrel in the social, political, and intellectual milieu that informed their actions, as well as the actions of the other participants in the dispute, such as James Boswell, Adam Smith, and Voltaire. By examining the conflict through the prism of each philosopher's contribution to Western thought, Zaretsky and Scott reveal the implications for the two men as individuals and philosophers as well as for the contemporary world."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zaretsky, Robert
Dewey number
192
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B2137
LC item number
.Z37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scott, John T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Hume, David
  • Enlightenment
  • Hume, David
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Hume, David
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Enlightenment
  • Interpersonaler Konflikt
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Meningsverschillen
Label
The philosophers' quarrel : Rousseau, Hume, and the limits of human understanding, Robert Zaretsky, John T. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
666928547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612088766
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208876
  • 22573/ctt112p3w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666928547
Label
The philosophers' quarrel : Rousseau, Hume, and the limits of human understanding, Robert Zaretsky, John T. Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
666928547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612088766
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208876
  • 22573/ctt112p3w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666928547

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