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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712–78)

MICHAEL PAYNE


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405168908.2010.x


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French author. Rousseau was a prolific writer who made important contributions to autobiography, educational theory, the novel, and political philosophy. His most important writings include Discours sur les sciences et les arts (1750), Discours sur l'origine de l'inégalité (1755), Julie, ou la Nouvelle Héloïse (1761), Emile (1762), Du Contrat social (1762), Les Confessions (1781–8), and Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire (1782). Rousseau's ideas about language – especially about relationships between speech and W riting – have been of major importance to Claude L évi-Strauss and Jacques D errida , whose Of Grammatology ( 1967 ) is in part a history of the “age of Rousseau.” Jean Starobinski's scholarship on Rousseau has been exceptionally influential in recent reassessments of Rousseau's thought. 1957 (1988) : Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Transparency and Obstruction . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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