Published: May 8, 2017

Jean-Jacques Rousseau face au public: problèmes d’identité

by Masano Yamishita

Masano Yamashita examines the articulation between Rousseau's rhetorical strategies of addressing the reader and his philosophical conception of communication. Her book, Jean-Jacques Rousseau face au public: problèmes d'identité, highlights the originality and the lucidity of Rousseau faced with the difficulties related to early modern information society. Rousseau seeks the conditions of possibility of an emancipated and fully public expression.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau face au public shows that Rousseau's reflection on the ways of living in a public space, social as well as literary, leads to a true philosophical life.

Book cover by Masano Yamashita