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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques [addendum]

The writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau continue to attract a wide range of readers throughout the world. Persistent questions concerning nationalism, political legitimacy, and the social costs of technological progress sustain an ongoing interest in Rousseau's major political writings (The Social Contract, Considerations on the Government of Poland, the first and second discourses). Controversies over child-rearing, the nature of language, and the role of the media in public life keep alive his educational and cultural writings (Emile, Essay on the Origin of Languages, Letter to d'Alembert on the Theater). Speculations about psychology and the arts of autobiography draw readers to Rousseau's personal writings (The Confessions, Reveries of a Solitary Walker, Rousseau Judge of Jean-Jacques). And new attitudes regarding love, marriage, and eroticism provoke reconsideration of his romantic novel (La nouvelle Héloïse). As the editors of a 1978 issue of Daedalus...

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