The Reveries of the Solitary Walker, Botanical Writings, and Letter to Franquieres
"I am now alone on earth, no longer having any brother, neighbor, friend, or society other than myself" proclaimed Rousseau in Reveries of the Solitary Walker. Reveries, along with Botanical Writings and Letter to Franquieres, were all written at the end of his life, a period when Rousseau renounced his occupation as author and ceased publishing his works. Presenting himse...more
Hardcover, 377 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Dartmouth Publishing Group
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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...