A conference celebrating the 250th anniversary of the publication of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s (1712-1778) Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men will take place at New York University’s Maison Française, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), on Friday, April 8. The conference is co-sponsored by the NYU Department of French; The Humanities Council, NYU; and the Philosophy Department, New School University. For further information call 212.998.8750.

The conference is organized by NYU Professor of French Anne Deneys-Tunney and Simon Critchley, professor of philosophy, New School University.

Participants include: James Miller, New School University; Paul Audi, University of Paris; Pierre Hartmann, University of Strasbourg; Robert Bernasconi, University of Memphis; Fred Neuhouser, Columbia University; Elie Friedlander, Princeton and Tel Aviv Universities; and Helena Rosenblatt, Hunter College.

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