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May 17
16:00 - 17:30
Philosophy reading group


J-J Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, Part I, from beginning of discussion of language, "let it be considered how many ideas we owe to the use of speech…" (= Cole translation linked below) and Rousseau's Footnote I or 9 (printed as the Appendix in the Cole translation) and Footnote O or 15 included as ordinary footnote in the Cole translation. Voltaire letter to Rousseau, 30 August 1755 (attached)

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