Leçon de courage - à la frontière de la littérature et de la philosophie
Iuvenilia Vol. XII/2010/1, pp. 185-195 DOI: 10.1556/Verb.12.2010.1.12
Keywords: Rousseau, fiction, self-knowledge, philosophy, literature
Abstract: From the beginning of his career in The First Discourse to the end in Reveries of the Solitary Walker, Rousseau makes it clear that the problem of self-knowledge is a central theme in his writings. How is self-knowledge possible? Can it be a valid subject of enquiry for philosophy or literature? How can autobiography be an authentic instrument between philosophy and fiction?