In the course of reading to understand better the differences and the dispute between Voltaire and Rousseau, I read a truly wonderful book, The Philosophers’ Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding. I cannot recommend this book too highly to those who are interested in intellectual history, not merely as the history of books, but as the history of intellects. It’s a great read and very, very rewarding.
Hume and Rousseau, an Astonishing and Mesmerizing Tale
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There’s a good interview with the author here: http://www.colinmarshallradio.com/marketplace/archive.htm
Thank you for the tip, Tom.
I’ll make a point to temporarily set aside my Hardy Boys and Curious George books for some lighter reading with this title.