Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol. Previously he was a lecturer at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the University of Essex. He is the president of the Rousseau Association, and his book Rousseau and the Social Contract was published in 2003.
Interviews with Chris Bertram
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius
by Leo Damrosch
Reading Rousseau in the Nuclear Age
by Grace Roosevelt
Rousseau: An Introduction to His Psychological, Social and Political Theory
by N J H Dent
Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies
by Robert Wokler
Rousseau’s Critique of Inequality
by Frederick Neuhouser
The 18th century composer, writer and philosopher spent his latter years “alone upon the earth, having no brother, or neighbour, or friend, or society but myself”. But he only had himself to blame, says philosophy professor and Rousseau scholar Chris Bertram. Here, he chooses the best five books on this complex man’s life and work.