Monday, September 6, 2010

"Origin of Inequality among Men" by Rousseau

Rousseau is considered as one of the leading thinkers of the age of sensibility and has influenced modern revolutions such as the French and American revolutions. His ideas related to sociological, political and educational thought are the basis of the modern age of enlightenment.

I plan to read the "Origins of Inequality" which would help me understand the "noble savage" which is being repeatedly mentioned and discussed by many philosophers. The idea of the "noble savage" has made a come back, and modern philosophers like John N. Gray have written and expanded the original idea.

To read Originals of Inequality : LINK

A summary of his work would be added later to this section.

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