Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was hailed by Claude Lévi-Strauss as "the founder of the sciences of man". This collection of fourteen classic papers devoted to his work addresses the points of intersection between the moral and the political, the personal and the social. The volume is divided into five parts: The Critique of Progress and the Speculative Anthropology, The Naturalizing of Natural Law, The General Will and Totalitarianism, Anticipations of Game Theory and Strategies of Redemption. The articles are accompanied by an extensive, detailed introduction by the editor along with a selective bibliography.

part I|2 pages

The Critique of Progress and the Speculative Anthropology

part II|2 pages

The Naturalizing of Natural Law

chapter 3|44 pages

The Crisis of modern Natural Right

Leo Strauss

chapter 4|22 pages

Rousseau’s Moral Realism

Replacing Natural Law with the General Will

part IV|2 pages

Anticipations of Game Theory

chapter 12|11 pages

The Stag Hunt

part V|2 pages

Strategies of Redemption