Interview with Christopher Kelly on Jean Jacques Rousseau

Sep 13, 2012

This summer marks the 300th anniversary of Jean Jacques Rousseau's birth in the city of Geneva in 1812.

The ideas of this “Citizen of Geneva,” as he often signed his works, changed the world.

Christopher Kelly, Professor of Political Thought at Boston College talks with host Jonathan Judaken about how Rousseau's ideas changed the world.

Kelly is co-editor of The Collected Writings of Rousseau, the standard edition of Rousseau's major works available in English, and the author of Rousseau's Exemplary Life (1987) and Rousseau as Author (2003).

Kelly teaches courses in political theory focusing on early and late modern political thought at Boston College.