Category Archives: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Hobbes and Rousseau

I’ve been spending the past couple of days writing up the sections on Hobbes and Rousseau from the fairly extensive notes I’d taken. With Hobbes the focus is on his critique of the temporal/spiritual power division; his engagement with Robert Bellarmine, … Continue reading

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Rousseau on writing

In The Discourses and other Early Political Writings there is a very short text entitled ‘Idea of the Method in the Composition of a Book’. Rousseau here makes writing sound deceptively easy:  When one undertakes to write a work, one has … Continue reading

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Erlangen – academic

Some academic thoughts on the trip to Erlangen. The lecture seemed to go well. A good size audience in a nice modern lecture room in the castle – now part of the University. Though I knew it was being recorded … Continue reading

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