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John T. Scott, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, specializes in modern political thought. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Most of his work has been on the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and he has written numerous articles on the thinker, including studies of his musical theory, religious ideas, and political thought. He has translated Rousseau’s Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music for the Collected Writings of Rousseau, the definitive series of Rousseau’s works in English translation. He has also edited several volumes of studies of Rousseau, most recently Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, a four-volume collection published by Routledge of scholarly work on the philosopher. He is currently writing a study of Rousseau’s theological and religious thought.


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