Reading Rousseau Today: the Question of Recognition

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Reading Rousseau Today: the Question of Recognition

Time: September 25, 2013 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
Street: Broadway and 116th street
City/Town: New York
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Phone: 212-854-4482
Event Type: lecture, conference, talk
Organized By: Columbia Maison Francaise
Latest Activity: Aug 5, 2013

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Barbara Carnevali and Fred Neuhouser

A dialogue between two scholars exploring the tension between individualism and social recognition in the Rousseau's writings, and discussing their recent works on the philosopher: Barbara Carnevali's Romantisme et reconnaissance: Figures de la conscience chez Rousseau (Droz, 2011) and Fred Neuhouser's Rousseau's Critique of Inequality: Reconstructing the Second Discourse (forthcoming) and Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition (Oxford, 2008).

Barbara Carnevali teaches social philosophy and aesthetics at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is a fellow at Columbia's Italian Academy in fall 2013. Fred Neuhouser is Professor of Philosophy and Viola Manderfeld Professor of German at Barnard College.

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