Education, Freedom, and Responsibility in Rousseau’s “Emile”


Conferees examined how Emile presents the education of a free and self-reliant individual, who would be a responsible citizen in a free society, and his description of the role of family life in securing freedom and responsibility.


Conference Readings

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Emile, or On Education. Translated by Allan Bloom. New York City: Basic Books, Inc., 1979.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Rousseau on Women, Love, and Family. Edited by Christopher Kelly and Eve Grace. Hanover: Dartmouth College Press, 2009.