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The Enlightenment revival of the Epicurean history of language and civilisation

In Neven Leddy & Avi S. Lifschitz (eds.), Epicurus in the Enlightenment. Voltaire Foundation (2009)

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  1. Between Aristotle and Lucretius: Discourses of Nature and Rousseau’s Discours Sur L’Inegalite.Brandon Konoval - 2017 - Modern Intellectual History 14 (1):1-33.
    In theDiscourse on Inequality, Rousseau presents himself as declaiming in “the Lyceum of Athens” but in the presence of Plato and Xenocrates. Why should Rousseau's arguments be heard in such precincts, and why, moreover, is Aristotle missing from them? Rousseau's response to the topic proposed by the Dijon Academy, on which the Discourse was based, may be correspondingly interpreted as a response to Aristotle's philosophy of nature and of the ways in which that philosophy informs thePoliticsin particular. The critique Rousseau (...)
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