In the year 2012, the 300th anniversary of his birth the magnitude of Rousseauís legacy is incontestable. The object of this conference is to bring renewed attention to Rousseauís genuine and yet at times still undervalued stature as a scientist, philosopher, and artist.
While the depth and systematic character of Rousseauís thought had been recognized almost immediately, there has continued to be debate over the degree to which his legacy is to be understood as the result of rhetorical genius and dazzling dilettantism, rather than of meticulous art and philosophic rigor. We hope that the work presented at this conference will serve to showcase how very deeply and subtly Rousseau thought, to bring to life the vigorous debates in which he is engaged with his most thoughtful contemporaries and predecessors, and to demonstrate the subtlety and depth of discipline that he brought to his many endeavors.
In accord with the spirit and past practice of the Rousseau Association/Association Rousseau, submissions are welcome in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to, political philosophy, philosophy, music, history, the history of ideas, eighteenth-century studies, history of science, literature, and religious studies.
Proposals (title and short summary) in English or French, for papers (to be presented orally in 15-20 minutes) should be sent to the Conference Organizer, Eve Grace, preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at 719-389-6586, or by mail to: Eve Grace, Political Science Department, Colorado College, 14 East Cache la Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 USA.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 15, 2012. Proposals will be reviewed by the Steering Committee (Professors Eve Grace, Christopher Kelly, Ourida Mostefai, and John Scott), and a decision will be communicated by June 15th. A preliminary program for the conference will be available in September 2012.
Political Science Department
14 East Cache la Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 USA
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