The Autocritique of Enlightenment: Rousseau and the Philosophes

@inproceedings{Hulliung1994TheAO,
  title={The Autocritique of Enlightenment: Rousseau and the Philosophes},
  author={M. Hulliung},
  year={1994}
}
This text provides an analysis of the life and works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, an area often overlooked in accounts of 18th-century heritage. Mark Hulliung restores Rousseau to his historical context, the world of the philosophes, and shows how he employed the arsenal of Voltaire, Diderot and others to launch a powerful attack on their vision of the Enlightenment. With great intellectual skill and rhetorical force, Rousseau exposed the inconsistencies and shortcomings that called the entire… Expand