Timothy O'Hagan investigates Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings concerning the formation of humanity, of the individual and of the citizen in his three master works: the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality among Men, Emile and the Social Contract. He explores Rousseau's reflections on the sexes, language and religion. O'Hagan gives Rousseau's arguments a close and sympathetic reading. He writes as a philosopher, t a historian, yet he never loses sight of the cultural context of Rousseau's work.
Timothy O'Hagan teaches philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of The End of Law?.