Rousseau and Revolution

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar at Montclair State University is hosting a lecture by Francesco Toto on “Rousseau and Revolution in the Second Discourse.”

Graduate students in pre-modern History at Northern Illinois University may be interested in this online lecture.

Here is the announcement from the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar:

Montclair State University’s interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar (MEMS) is pleased to announce a Zoom lecture on Wednesday, February 23 at 10am (EST)

Francesco Toto, Rousseau and Revolution in the Second Discourse

Francesco Toto is Assistant Professor at the University Roma Tre, where he works in anthropological, ethical, and political thought. His research has been focused on Hobbes, Spinoza, Helvétius and Rousseau, but he has also been interested in other well-known (Adam Smith, Sade) and lesser-known (Jean Meslier, Dom Deschamps) authors.  He is the author of two books, one on Spinoza (L’individualità dei corpi. Percorsi nell’ Etica di Spinoza, Milan, 2015), and one on Rousseau (L’origine e la storia. Il Discorso sull’ineguaglianza di Rousseau, Pisa, 2019); has published many articles and book chapters in Italian, French, English and Spanish; and has edited several books and journal issues. He is a member of the research group focused on the topic of “Compassion in Action: Theories of Sympathy and Construction of Otherness in the Long Eighteenth Century,” and co-directs the journal “Consecutio rerum” ( information at the MEMS website.

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