Fugitive Rousseau: Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom

Critics have claimed that Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a primitivist uncritically preoccupied with “noble savages” and that he remained oblivious to the African slave trade. Fugitive Rousseau presents the emancipatory possibilities of Rousseau’s thought and argues that a fresh, “fugitive” perspective on political freedom is bound up with Rousseau’s treatments of primitivism and slavery.

Fugitive Rousseau: Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom. 2014.

Jimmy Casas Klausen.

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