This collection of essays, written by prominent scholars of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's philosophy, celebrates the 300th anniversary of Rousseau's birth and the 250th anniversary of the publication of Emile. The authors focus on Rousseau's genuine yet undervalued stature as a philosopher. This collection includes essays that develop some of the complex problems Rousseau treated so radically and profoundly, as well as essays on the vigorous debates he engaged in with thoughtful contemporaries and predecessors.
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This book offers for the first time a conceptual history of compromise. Alin Fumurescu combines contextual historical analysis of daily parlance and a survey of the usage of the word from the end of the sixteenth century to the beginning of the eighteenth century in both French and English with an analysis of canonical texts in the history of political thought.
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This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and modern tyranny in the history of political thought. By diagnosing the varieties of tyranny from the steely determination of reforming conquerors like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar and modernizing despots such as Napoleon and Ataturk to the collectivist revolutions of the Jacobins, Bolsheviks, Nazis, and Khmer Rouge, Waller R. Newell shows how tyranny is every bit as dangerous to free democratic societies today as it was in the past.
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