Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Fiction & Literature » Literary Criticsm » European » French

Letter to Beaumont, Letters Written from the Mountain, and Related Writings

Collected Writings of Rousseau

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Christopher Kelly (Edited by), Eve Grace (Edited by), Judith R Bush (Translated by)

Elsewhere $89.95 $71.67   Save $18.28 (20%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from USA
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback / softback, 356 pages, Trans. from the Edition
Published In: United States, 15 April 2012
Published between 1762 and 1765, these writings are the last works Rousseau wrote for publication during his lifetime. Responding in each to the censorship and burning of Emile and Social Contract, Rousseau airs his views on censorship, religion, and the relation between theory and practice in politics.
The Letter to Beaumont is a response to a Pastoral Letter by Christophe de Beaumont, Archbishop of Paris (also included in this volume), which attacks the religious teaching in Emile. Rousseau's response concerns the general theme of the relation between reason and revelation and contains his most explicit and boldest discussions of the Christian doctrines of creation, miracles, and original sin.
In Letters Written from the Mountain, a response to the political crisis in Rousseau's homeland of Geneva caused by a dispute over the burning of his works, Rousseau extends his discussion of Christianity and shows how the political principles of the Social Contract can be applied to a concrete constitutional crisis. One of his most important statements on the relation between political philosophy and political practice, it is accompanied by a fragmentary "History of the Government of Geneva."
Finally, "Vision of Peter of the Mountain, Called the Seer" is a humorous response to a resident of Motiers who had been inciting attacks on Rousseau during his exile there. Taking the form of a scriptural account of a vision, it is one of the rare examples of satire from Rousseau's pen and the only work he published anonymously after his decision in the early 1750s to put his name on all his published works. Within its satirical form, the "Vision" contains Rousseau's last public reflections on religious issues.
Neither the Letter to Beaumont nor the Letters Written from the Mountain has been translated into English since defective translations that appeared shortly after their appearance in French. These are the first translations of both the "History" and the "Vision."

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER KELLY is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, translator of several other books in this series, and author of Rousseau's Exemplary Life (1987). EVE GRACE is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado College.

EAN: 9781611682878
ISBN: 1611682878
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Letter to Beaumont, Letters Written from the Mountain, and Related Writings (Collected Writings of Rousseau) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.