CALL FOR PAPERS
The Enduring Challenge of Rousseau’s Thought
Held by The Colorado College and
the Rousseau Association/Association Rousseau
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
December 13 – 15, 2012
The object of this conference is to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Rousseau's birth by bringing renewed attention to his genuine and yet at times still undervalued stature as a scientist, philosopher, and artist. We hope that the work presented will serve to showcase how very deeply and subtly Rousseau thought, to explore some of the complex problems that he treats so radically and profoundly, to bring to life the vigorous debates in which he is engaged with his most thoughtful contemporaries and predecessors, and to demonstrate the subtlety and depth of discipline that he brought to his many endeavors.
In accord with the spirit and past practice of the Rousseau Association, submissions are welcome in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to, political philosophy, philosophy, music, history, the history of ideas, eighteenth-century studies, history of science, literature, and religious studies.
Proposals (title and short summary) in English or French, for papers (to be presented orally in 15-20 minutes) should be sent to the Conference Organizer, Eve Grace, preferably by email: egrace at coloradocollege.edu, or by fax at 719-389-6586, or by mail to: Eve Grace, Political Science Department, Colorado College, 14 East Cache la Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 USA.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 15, 2012. Proposals will be reviewed by the Steering Committee (Professors Eve Grace, Christopher Kelly, Ourida Mostefai, and John Scott), and a decision will be communicated by June 15th. A preliminary program for the conference will be available in September 2012.