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Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies
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Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Robert Wokler and Bryan Garsten

Abstract

The author of this book 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 ... More

Keywords: Rousseau, Enlightenment, liberty, equality, French Revolution, totalitarianism, cosmopolitanism, human sciences, music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691147888
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147888.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Wokler, author

Bryan Garsten, editor

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Chapter 3 Rouseau on Rameau and Revolution

Robert Wokler, and Christopher Brooke

Chapter 4 Vagabond Reverie

Robert Wokler, and Christopher Brooke

Chapter 8 The Manuscript Authority of Political Thoughts

Robert Wokler, and Christopher Brooke

Chapter 10 Rouseau’s Two Concepts of Liberty

Robert Wokler, and Christopher Brooke

Chapter 12 Rouseau and Marx

Robert Wokler, and Christopher Brooke

Chapter 15 Projecting the Enlightenment

Robert Wokler, and Christopher Brooke