Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2025H1F L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL434H1F L0101

Enlightenment and its Critics


This course will examine the three works of Rousseau’s early maturity in which he first presented his critique of the Enlightenment: the Discourse on the Sciences and Arts, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, and the Discourse on Political Economy, along with some of the polemics provoked by them.


Rousseau, the three abovementioned discourses.

Format and Requirements

Two essays and seminar participation.