Rousseau and the Problem of Self-Knowledge

@article{Storey2009RousseauAT,
  title={Rousseau and the Problem of Self-Knowledge},
  author={B. Storey},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  year={2009},
  volume={71},
  pages={251-274}
}
  • B. Storey
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • The Review of Politics
  • From the beginning of his career in the First Discourse to its end in the Reveries of the Solitary Walker, Rousseau makes clear that the problem of self-knowledge is a central problem-perhaps the central problem-that his thought seeks to address. This essay studies Rousseau's thought in the light of that problem. I argue that attention to the problem of self-knowledge is essential to understanding the rank order of Rousseau's five major human types-the citizen, natural man, the bourgeois, Emile… CONTINUE READING
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