Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Botany: The Salutary Science

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Cook's magisterial study explores Jean-Jacques Rousseau's abiding interest in botany and botanical science and the significance of his botanical writings in the context of the history of plant science. She gives a wide-ranging yet exquisitely nuanced portrayal of the evolution of botanical thought, both in the case of Rousseau himself and for the period as a whole. An essential text for cultivating an understanding of the imbrication of eighteenth-century botany in philosophies of nature, knowledge, and the self.

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Voltaire Foundation: University of Oxford, 2012

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09/26/2017

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Cook, Alexandra , “Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Botany: The Salutary Science,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed July 25, 2024, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/151.