J. J. Rousseau: an Afterlife of Words
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
Eli Friedlander reads Rousseau's autobiography, Reveries of the Solitary Walker, as philosophy. Reading this work against Descartes's Meditations, Friedlander shows how Rousseau's memorable transformation of experience through writing opens up the possibility of affirming even the most dejected state of being and allows the emergence of the innocence of nature out of the ruins of all social attachments. In tracing the re-creation of a human subject in reverie,...