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Wokler, Robert 1942-2006

Works: 115 works in 353 publications in 7 languages and 8,599 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: JC179, 320.01
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Most widely held works by Robert Wokler
Rousseau : a very short introduction by Robert Wokler( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: One of the most profound thinkers of modern history, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) was a central figure of the European Enlightenment. He was also its most formidable critic, condemning the political, economic, theological, and sexual trappings of civilization along lines that would excite the enthusiasm of romantic individualists and radical revolutionaries alike. In this study of Rousseau's life and works, Robert Wolker shows how his philosophy of history, his theories of music and politics, his fiction, educational, and religious writings, and even his botany, were all inspired by revolutionary ideals of mankind's self-realization in a condition of unfettered freedom. He explains how, in regressing to classical republicanism, ancient mythology, direct communication with God, and solitude, Rousseau anticipated some post-modernist rejections of the Enlightenment as well
Inventing human science : eighteenth-century domains by Robert Wokler( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human sciences - including psychology, anthropology, and social theory - are widely held to have been born during the 18th century. This full-length, English-language study of the Enlightenment sciences of humans explores the sources, context, and effects of this major intellectual development
Man and society : political and social theories from Machiavelli to Marx by J. P Plamenatz( Book )

70 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library has volumes one and two only
The Cambridge history of eighteenth-century political thought by Mark Goldie( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive overview of the development of western political thought during the European enlightenment. Covers major themes in eighteenth-century political thought in a series of essays, which are complemented by extensive guides for further reading, and brief biographical notes of the major characters in the text, including Rousseau, Montesquieu and David Hume
Political writings by Denis Diderot( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was one of the most significant figures of the French enlightenment. His political writings cover the period from the first volume of the Encyclopedie (1751), of which he was principal editor, to the third edition of Raynal's Histoire des Deux Indes (1780), one of the most widely read books of the pre-revolutionary period. This volume contains the most important of Diderot's articles for the Encyclopedie, a substantial number of his contributions to the Histoire, the complete texts of his Supplement au Voyage de Bougainville, one of his most visionary works, and his Observations sur le Nakaz, a precise and detailed political work translated here into English for the first time. The editors' introduction sets these works in their context and shows the underlying coherence of Diderot's thought. A chronology of events and a bibliography are included as further aids to the reader
Rousseau and liberty( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and their legacies by Robert Wokler( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Wokler was one of the world's leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. This book collects for the first time a representative selection of his most important essays on Rousseau and the legacy of Enlightenment political thought. These essays concern many of the great themes of the age, including liberty, equality and the origins of revolution. But they also address a number of less prominent debates, including those over cosmopolitanism, the nature and social role of music and the origins of the human sciences in the Enlightenment controversy over the relationship between humans and the great apes. These essays also explore Rousseau's relationships to Rameau, Pufendorf, Voltaire and Marx; reflect on the work of important earlier scholars of the Enlightenment, including Ernst Cassirer and Isaiah Berlin; and examine the influence of the Enlightenment on the twentieth century. One of the central themes of the book is a defense of the Enlightenment against the common charge that it bears responsibility for the Terror of the French Revolution, the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth-century and the Holocaust
The Enlightenment and modernity( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To what extent is the Enlightenment the ghost that haunts modernity? Why do we trace our institutions of economic liberalism, our charters of human rights, our notions of representative democracy, our doctrines of the nation-state, or our disciplines of psychology and sociology to Enlightenment principles? Was the Holocaust a betrayal of Enlightenment ideals of toleration and progress or a measure of the Enlightenment's failure in letting reason and science loose from the moorings of religion? From the Enlightenment, above all other periods in our intellectual history, is drawn our belief in the unity of theory and practice. Each of these essays is addressed to the legacy of eighteenth-century thought. They offer interpretations of modern and postmodern philosophers against the background of a so-called Enlightenment Project."--Jacket
Isaiah Berlin's counter-Enlightenment by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social thought of J.J. Rousseau by Robert Wokler( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousseau & the eighteenth century : essays in memory of R.A. Leigh( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres inédites de Diderot : Le neveu de Rameau. Voyage de Hollande by Denis Diderot( Book )

1 edition published in 1821 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théatre et poesies diverses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

1 edition published in 1782 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second supplément à la Collection des œuvres de J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

1 edition published in 1789 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enlightenment : the nation-state and the primal patricide of modernity by Robert Wokler( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Hungarian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau : an historical interpretation of his early writings by Robert Wokler( )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the social contract, with Geneva manuscript and Political economy by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

3 editions published between 1762 and 1795 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the eighteenth century French philosopher's views on society and the relationship between the individual and the state
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Rousseau : a very short introduction
Alternative Names
Wochiler, R. 1942-2006

Wochiler, R. L. 1942-2006

Wochiler, Robert 1942-2006

Wochiler, Robert L. 1942-2006

Wochiler, Robert Lucien 1942-2006

Wokler, R. 1942-2006

Wokler, Robert 1942-

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Inventing human science : eighteenth-century domainsMan and society : political and social theories from Machiavelli to MarxThe Cambridge history of eighteenth-century political thoughtPolitical writingsRousseau and libertyThe Enlightenment and modernityIsaiah Berlin's counter-Enlightenment