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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