Work

Discourse on the Arts and Sciences cover

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

 cover

 cover

Discourse on the Arts and Sciences

wd:Q129450

A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences (1750), also known as Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (French: Discours sur les sciences et les arts) and commonly referred to as The First Discourse, is an essay by Genevan philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau which argued that the arts and sciences corrupt human morality. It was Rousseau's first successful published philosophical work, and it was the first expression of his influential views about nature vs. society, to which he would dedicate the rest of his intellectual life. This work is considered one of his most important works.
Read more or edit on Wikipedia

original title: Discours sur les sciences et les arts
language: French
date of publication: 1750
genre: essay

editions

add
add an edition without an ISBN

Welcome to Inventaire

the library of your friends and communities
learn more
you are offline