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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher E P Dutton
Publication date June 1, 1960
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9782030348598
ISBN-10 2030348597
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $2.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Rousseau’s Èmile is a kind of half treatise, half novel that tells the life story of a fictional man named Èmile. In it, Rousseau traces the course of Èmile’s development and the education he receives, an education designed to create in him all the virtues of Rousseau’s idealized “natural man,” uncorrupted by modern society. According to Rousseau, the natural goodness of a man can be nurtured and maintained only according to this highly prescriptive model of education, and Rousseau states that his aim in Èmile is to outline that model—a model that differed sharply from all accepted forms of the time.

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