Rousseau

Synopsis

Timothy O'Hagan investigates Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings concerning the formation of humanity, of the individual and of the citizen in his three master works: the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality among Men , Emile and the Social Contract . He explores Rousseau's reflections on the sexes, language and religion.O'Hagan gives Rousseau's arguments a close and sympathetic reading. He writes as a philosopher, not a historian, yet he never loses sight of the cultural context of Rousseau's work.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999