Books of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in order

Books of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in order

August 15, 2023 by Mylene in Books in order

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, born in Geneva in 1712, was not educated in the conventional sense of the term. He was an autodidact who educated himself over the years and acquired extensive knowledge. With his “Discourse on the sciences and the arts”, Jean-Jacques Rousseau acquires glory.

The complete list of works by Jean-Jacques Rousseau is listed in chronological order:

Les Muses galantes – 1747

Discourse on the Arts and Sciences (Discours sur les sciences et les art) – 1751

The Village Soothsayer (Le Devin du village) – 1753

Lettre sur la musique française – 1753

Discours sur l’économie politique – 1755

Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men (Discours sur l’origine et les fondements de l’inégalité – parmi les hommes) – 1755

Letter to M. D’Alembert on Spectacles (Lettres à d’Alembert) – 1757

Lettre sur les spectacles – 1758

Julie; or, The New Heloise (Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse) – 1761

Lettres à Malesherbes – 1762

The Social Contract (Du contrat social) – 1762

Emile, or On Education (Émile ou De l’éducation) – 1762

Pygmalion  (Pygmalion) – 1762

Le Lévite d’Éphraïm – 1762

La Profession de foi du vicaire savoyard – 1762

Lettre à Christophe de Beaumont – 1763

Lettres écrites de la montagne – 1764

Dialogues: Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques (Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques) – 1766

Constitutional Project for Corsica (Projet de constitution pour la Corse) – 1768

Essay on the Origin of Languages (Essai sur l’origine des langues) – 1781

Confessions (Les confessions) – 1782

Reveries of the Solitary Walker (Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire) – 1782

Considerations on the Government of Poland (Considérations sur le gouvernement de Pologne) – 1782

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau feels persecuted, being criticized by philosophers and attacked by Voltaire (who makes fun of his theory where society denatures Man). In “The Letters Written from the Mountain” and the “Confessions”, he tries to defend himself and explain himself. The population stoned his house and burned his books after Voltaire stirred them up. He spent the last years of his life in Ermenonville, sick and alone. To find out more, please join our Book Club.

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