Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2013

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780199683833

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Rousseau's Hand

The Crafting of a Writer

Angelica Goodden

  • An original study of a man whose influence is still highly relevant in the 'civilised' Western European world
  • Considers how and why such an important Enlightenment thinker and writer would give up writing
  • A fascinating and elegant exploration of the place of craft in an industrial society
  • The focus on craft aligns Rousseau with major strands of contemporary thinking