Savage or Solitary?: The Wild Child and Rousseau's Man of Nature

  title={Savage or Solitary?: The Wild Child and Rousseau's Man of Nature},
  author={Nancy Yousef},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={245 - 263}
  • Nancy Yousef
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
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