Research

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

“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”