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About the Author
Jean Jacques Rousseau, an eighteenth-century French philosopher, authored an extensive array of essays examining the effects that studying the arts and sciences had upon modern society, in addition to many political discourses. Frederick Watkins, a Rousseau scholar, was professor of political science at Yale University. Watkins served as president of The American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP). He is author of other works, including Hume: Theory of Politics.