Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men

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Product Number: DD22540
Released: Sep 01, 2015
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ISBN: #9781843799047
Narrator/s: Neville Jason
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Rousseau's Discourse sets out to explore the origin of inequality among people, a journey that sees him trace the evolution of humans from the savage man to the foundations of civil society. With verve and passion, the philosopher argues that the birth of private property was the 'beginning of evil'. Throughout the book we are lead to consider the development of language, reason, self-preservation, benevolence, pity and law - all through the lens of perhaps the most original thinker of the eighteenth century.


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Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men
Product Number: BX00046199
Product Number:Z100015517
Product Number:DD22540

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Narrator(s): Neville Jason
Product Number Z100015517
Released: Jun 06, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843799054

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"Rousseau's early essay on the origins of man and society--using biology, anthropology, and linguistics--is now mostly of historical interest, but Neville Jason's skilled reading helps keep it enjoyable. His pleasant voice, distinguished-sounding accent, and somewhat rolling style--at the same time precise and conversational, intellectual but easygoing--matches Rousseau's essayistic manner. Jason avoids becoming ponderous, moving the text fluidly but at a measured pace, which is helpful for the listener who is grappling with the ideas. He clearly understands what he's reading and is able to give phrases and sentences their proper intonation and emphasis, which also aids the listener's understanding. Audio may not seem the obvious choice for philosophy, but Jason's narration makes it work. W.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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