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Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Is the author of ‘The Social Contract’ as relevant as ever?

The philosopher’s thought still has the power to challenge our deepest assumptions on identity, religion and the Enlightenment Jean-Jacques Rousseau is generally seen, especially in Britain, as the worst sort of intellectual: absurdly self-regarding, and dangerously naive, in his fond belief in the natural goodness of humanity, which fed the…

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