Rousseau’s Ethics of Truth: In 1758, Rousseau adopted as his personal motto vitam impendere vero (dedicate life to truth). In this book I describe what it meant for Rousseau and, by extension, what it means for us to dedicate life to truth.
The General Will is Citizenship: My book on Rousseau and French political thought
“Making Silence Speak”: My contribution to Brigitte Weltman-Aron, Peter Westmoreland, and Ourida Mostefai ed., Silence, Implicite et Non-Dit chez Rousseau/Silence, the Implict and the Unspoken in Rousseau
“Politics and Tragedy: The Case of Rousseau”: Wherein I read Rousseau through the prism of tragedy
“Left to Their Own Devices: Smith and Rousseau on Public Opinion and the Role of the State:” My contribution to Maria Pia Paganelli, Dennis Rasmussen, and Craig Smith ed., Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics
“There is No Evil but the Evil We Inflict on Ourselves: Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the Origin and Nature of Evil”: My contribution to the Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil
“Benjamin Constant”: My contribution to the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought
“The General Will”: My entry on the general will for the CQ Press Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought
“Review Essay on New Translations of Rousseau”: My Review Essay on Rousseau, published in Political Theory
Rousseau and Freedom: Edited by Stanley Hoffmann and Christie McDonald, this book includes an essay by me on Rousseau and religion.
“Rousseau and the Desire for Communion”: My article in Eighteenth-Century Studies
“Rousseau’s Rediscovered Communion des Coeurs“: My article in Political Studies on cosmopolitanism in Rousseau’s Reveries
“The Social Contract in Global Context”: An essay I contributed to e-International Relations
“The Sublime Science of Simple Souls”: My article on Rousseau and truth, published in “History of European of Ideas”
“Rousseau’s General Will: Anachronism, Contradiction, Tragedy”: My contribution to Ruth Grant and Philip Stewart eds., Rousseau et Les Anciens, Pensée Libre no. 8