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20 (1972). For his 'Discourse at the beginning of Inequality', see the well-known essay by way of Arthur O. Lovejoy, 'Rousseau's meant Primitivism', in his Essays within the background of principles (Baltimore, 1948). For a contextual research of either 'Discourses' see Mario Einaudi, The Early Rousseau (Ithaca, 1967). in regards to the Social agreement, see Christopher Bertram, The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Rousseau and the Social agreement (London, 2004) and Hilail Gildin, Rousseau's Social agreement: The layout of the Argument (Chicago, 1983). For Emile, see Allan Bloom's advent to his translation of that paintings, indexed above. The philosophical dimensions of Rousseau's autobiographies are mentioned in Christopher Kelly, Rousseau s Exemplary lifestyles: The Confessions as Political Philosophy (Ithaca, 1987). And for the philosophical value of Rousseau's final paintings, Reveries of a Solitary Walker, see Eli Friedlander, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: An Afterlife in phrases (Cambridge, MA, 2004). For the arguable and fascinating query of Rousseau's perspectives on gender, see Elizabeth Rose Wingrove, Rousseau's Republican Romance (Princeton, 2000), Joel Schwartz, The Sexual Politics of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Chicago, 1985) and the bankruptcy on Rousseau in Susan Moller Okin, girls in Western Political notion (Princeton, 1979). effect AND LEGACY For Rousseau's impression at the philosophers of his time see Graeme Garrard, Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment: A Republican Critique of the thinker (Albany, 2003) and Mark Hulliung, The Autocritique of the Enlightenment: Rousseau and the Philosophes (Cambridge, MA, 1994). Rousseau's effect at the French Revolution is mentioned in Carol Blum, Rousseau and the Republic of advantage: The Language of Politics within the French Revolution (Ithaca, 1986). For his effect on Romanticism see Thomas MacFarland, Romanticism and the historical past of Rousseau (Oxford, 1995) and Irving Babbitt's recognized 142 SUGGESTIONS FOR extra analyzing critique, Rousseau and Romanticism (Boston, 1919). For a common survey of his impact, see Clifford Orwin and Nathan Tarcov (eds), The Legacy of Rousseau (Chicago, 1997). 143 INDEX Alembert, Jean le Rond d' 13-14,21,45-46 amour-propre 67', 118, 123-125 Antoinette, Marie fifty one Aristotle 64-65, 133 Arnauld, Antoine nine Augustine, Saint nine, 28 Bacon, Francis 38, 39 Bayle, Pierre eight Beaumont, Christophe de, see 'Letter to Beaumont' Bell, Daniel one hundred and five Berlin, Isaiah one zero five Bossuet, Jacques-Benigne three, sixty one Boswell, James 26 Calvin, John (and Calvinism) 5,43 Cicero eight, 38 civil faith 91-94 Charlemagne sixty one Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 23 Comte, August 138 Condillac, Abbe de 10 Confessions 27, 28 consent 82-83 'Considerations at the executive of Poland' 28 consistent, Benjamin 100-104 Defoe, Daniel 121 democracy 100-104 Descartes, Rene eight, fifty three Dictionary of song 27, 28 Diderot, Denis 13-16, 22, 23, 31,42,55,80 'Discourse at the Origins and Foundations of Inequality' ('Second Discourse'), Chapter3, and 18-19, 24, 46,52,96,110,123,135, 137 'Discourse at the Sciences and humanities' ('First Discourse'), bankruptcy 2, and sixteen, fifty six, eighty, 114,129,135 Discovery of the recent international seventy seven 'Dissertation on glossy Music'11 Dupin, Claude fifty seven Emile, bankruptcy five, and 22-26, 78,79,80,137 one hundred forty four INDEX Encyclopedia 13-14, 19, 21, 27, forty five equality 56-57 Ermenonville 29, 137 Kant, Immanuel 23, 108, one hundred thirty five, 138 Kepler, Johannes eight, 36 Kierkegaard, S0ren fifty nine Filmer, Robert 61,63 Fontenelle, Bernard Le Bovier, sieurde three Foucault, Michel fifty nine Franklin, Benjamin fifty one Frederick II, King of Prussia ('the Great') 26, 27 freedom ethical 90-91, 138 ordinary 81-82 French Revolution 23, 136-137 lawgiver 89, 113 Leibniz, Gottfried eight, 108 Leo III, Pope sixty one Leszinski, Stanislas 39, forty eight, fifty two, one hundred thirty five 'Letter to Beaumont' 26, 117, 132-133 'Letters on Botany' 28 'Letter to D'Alembert at the Theater' 22, seventy nine 'Letter on French song' 18, fifty five 'Letter to Monsieur Bordes' eleven 'Letter to Voltaire on windfall' 20, seventy nine 'Letters Written from the Mountain' 26, 27 Levasseur, Therese 12, 19-20, 24, 25, 28, seventy nine liberty, see freedom Locke, John eight, 10, 14, 22, sixty three, 84-85, 92-93 Louis XIV (King of France) sixty two Luther, Martin forty three, 63-64 The Gallant Muses 11,17 gender, see 'women and gender' basic will 87-89 Geneva 2-5, 19-20, 21-22, 24, 26,27,49,70,79,106-107, 132, 137 Gluck, Christoph 17 Grotius, Hugo 74-75 Henry VIII, King of britain sixty two Hobbes, Thomas 18, 44-45, sixty three, 68,94 Holbach, Paul Thiry, Baron d' eighty Hume, David 27-28, fifty nine, 94-99, 109 Mably(Abbede)10 Machiavelli, Niccolo fifty three, 106 Marx, Karl 139 The Merry Butterfly' eight moeurs 32 Moliere (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) three, 22 Montaigne, Michel de eight Montesquieu, Charles-Louise de Secondat, Baron de 138 James I, King of britain sixty two Jansen, Cornelius (and Jansenism) nine, 42-44 Julie, or the hot Heloise 21, 24, 47-50,79,111 one hundred forty five ROUSSEAU: A advisor FOR THE confused Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus 17 'Narcissus, or the sweetheart of Himself eleven normal legislation 57-60 Newton, Isaac eight, 36, forty eight Nietzsche, Friedrich 138 noble savage 76-77 The Orchard of Baroness de Warens' eight unique sin nine, 42-44, 132 Ovid three Pascal, Blaise nine, forty three Pelagius (Pelagianism) 43-44 Pergolesi, Giovanni 17 Plato eight, 38, 39, 40-41, forty eight, fifty three, 94,115 Plutarch three, forty seven, 50, 121, 124 'Political economic system' 19 Political associations seventy nine Pope, Alexander eight 'Profession of religion of the Savoyard Vicar' 25, 126-129 'Project for the schooling of M.