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Letter to D'Alembert and Writings for the Theater
In 1758, Jean Le Rond d Alembert proposed the public establishment of a theater in Geneva and Jean-Jacques Rousseau vigorously objected. Their exchange, collected in volume ten of this acclaimed series, offers a classic debate over the political importance of the arts. As these two leading figures of the Enlightenment argue about censorship, popular versus high culture, an ...more
Hardcover, 443 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Dartmouth
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau remains an important figure in the history of philosophy, both because of his contributions to political philosophy and moral psychology and because of his influence on later thinkers. Rousseau's own view of philosophy and philosophers was firmly negative, seeing philosophers as the post-hoc rationalizers of self-interest, as apologists for various forms of tyranny, and as pl ...moreMore about Jean-Jacques Rousseau...