HUMANITIES 552
- KEY INDIVIDUALS, PHILOSOPHY: ROUSSEAU

An examination of the life, thought, and influence of Rousseau, focusing on several recurrent themes: self-other, rational/non-rational, classic-romantic, dependence-independence, democracy-totalitarianism.


Course Guide Created/Edited by:
Donald Lewis , Professor of Philosophy

Acknowledgments:

David Harris (Georges Paul Gusdorf or Otto Bird), Encyclopaedia Britannica, "Enlightenment," printed with permission of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Pieter Geyl, Encounters in History, "The Idea of Liberty in History," pp. 245-260,‹ 1962, The World Publishing Company. Reprinted by arrangement with The New American Library, Inc., New York, NY

Bust of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Houdon; photo courtesy of "The Western Heritage," Vol. II, 2nd ed.


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