Curriculum vitae:

Contributed Essays

‘Rousseau’s Perfectibilian Libertarianism’, in A. Ryan (ed.), The Idea of Freedom: Essays in Honour of Isaiah Berlin, Oxford University Press, 1979, 20 pp.

‘Rousseau on Rameau and Revolution’, in R.F. Brissenden and J.C. Eade (eds.), Studies in the Eighteenth Century, IV, Australian National University Press, 1979 (Papers presented at the Fourth Nichol Smith Memorial Seminar, Canberra, 1976), 33 pp.

‘The Discours sur les sciences et les arts and its Offspring: Rousseau in Reply to his Critics’, in S. Harvey, M. Hobson, et al (eds), Reappraisals of Rousseau, Studies in honour of R A Leigh, Manchester University Press, 1980, 29 pp.

L’Essai sur l’origine des langues en tant que fragment du Discours sur l'inégalité: Rousseau et ses ‘mauvais’ interprètes’, in M. Launay (ed.), Rousseau et Voltaire en 1978 (Actes du Colloque international de Nice, juin 1978), Geneva (Slatkine) 1981, 25 pp.

‘Perfectibility of Man’, in W. F. Bynum and R. Porter (eds.), Dictionary of the History of Science, London (Macmillan), 1981 (repr. 1985), 1 p.

‘From the orang-utan to the vampire: towards an anthropology of Rousseau’ (with C. Frayling), in R. A. Leigh (ed.), Rousseau after two hundred years: Proceedings of the Cambridge Bicentennial Colloquium, Cambridge University Press, 1982, 21 pp.

‘Rousseau and Marx’, in D. Miller and L. Siedentop (eds.), The Nature of Political Theory: Essays in honour of John Plamenatz, Oxford University Press, 1983 (repr. 1985, paperback 1995), 29 pp.

‘Rousseau’, in Political Thought from Plato to Nato, London (Ariel Books/ British Broadcasting Corporation), 1984 (repr. 1985, 1986, 1987, 1995), 15 pp.

‘Rousseau’s Two Concepts of Liberty’, in G. Feaver and F. Rosen (eds.), Lives, Liberties and the Public Good, London Macmillan), 1987, 40 pp.

‘Saint-Simon and the Passage from Political to Social Science’, in Anthony Pagden (ed.), The Languages of Political Theory in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge University Press, 1987, 17 pp.

‘Introduction’ and ‘The Enlightenment’, in M. A. Riff (ed.), Dictionary of Political Ideologies, Manchester University Press, 1987, 18 pp.

‘Our Illusory Chains; Rousseau's Images of Bondage and Freedom’, in M. Cranston and L. C. Boralevi (eds.), Culture et politique, Berlin (Walter de Gruyter), 1988, 10 pp.

‘Natural Law and the Meaning of Rousseau’s Political Thought’, in G. Barber, C. Courtney and D, Gilson (eds.), Enlightenment Essays in Memory of Robert Shackleton, Oxford (The Voltaire Foundation), 1988, 18 pp.

‘From Apes to Races in the Scottish Enlightenment: Kames and Monboddo on the History of Man’, in Peter Jones (ed.), Science and Philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment, Edinburgh (John Donald), 1989, 18 pp.

Sixteen contributions (‘America’, ‘Civilization’, ‘Democracy’, ‘Liberalism’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Negroes’, ‘Optimism’, ‘Patriotism’, ‘The people’, ‘Physiocracy’, ‘Politeness’, ‘Primitivism’, ‘Progress’, ‘Property’, ‘Rights’, ‘Savagery’) to R. Porter and J. Yolton (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Enlightenment, Oxford (Blackwells), 1990 (American edition, 1991), 8000 words

‘Preparing the definitive edition of the Correspondance de Rousseau, in Rousseau and the Eighteenth Century (1992), 19 pp.

‘Democracy’s Mythical Ordeals: The Promethean and Procrustean Paths to Popular Self Rule’, in M. Moran and G. Parry (eds.), Democracy and Democratization, Oxford (Routledge), 1993, 22 pp.

‘Taking stock of the Leigh edition of the Correspondance de Rousseau’, Proceedings of the 1991 Bristol Congress of the Enlightenment, Oxford (The Voltaire Foundation), 1993, 4 pp.

‘Hegel’s Rousseau: The General Will and Civil Society’, Deutscher Idealismus (papers presented at a Symposium on German Idealism in November 1991) Göteborg (Arachne) 1993, 38 pp.

‘Projecting the Enlightenment’, in J. Horton and S. Mendus (eds.), After MacIntyre, Cambridge (Polity Press), 1994, 19 pp.

‘The Nexus of Animal and Rational: Sociobiology, Language and the Enlightenment Study of Apes’, in S. Maasen, E. Mendelsohn and P. Weingart (eds.), Biology as Society, Society as Biology: Metaphors, Sociology of the Sciences, A Yearbook, vol. XVIII (1994), 22 pp.

‘Enlightening Apes: Eighteenth Century Speculation and Current Experiments on Linguistic Competence’, Ape/Man, Proceedings of the 1993 Leiden Pithecanthropus Centennial, Leiden, 1995, 14 pp.

‘Anthropology and conjectural history in the Enlightenment’, in Inventing Human Science (1995), 21 pp.

‘The Enlightenment Science of Politics’, in Inventing Human Science (1995), 23 pp.

‘Rousseau and his critics on the fanciful liberties we have lost’, in Rousseau and Liberty (1995), 22 pp.

‘Regressing towards post-modernity’, in Rousseau and Criticism (Proceedings of North American Rousseau Society Colloquium of 1993), Trent (Ontario) 1996, 12 pp.

‘Diderot’, in Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia, New York (Garland), 1996, 8 pp.

‘Edward Tyson’, ‘Rousseau’ and ‘Monboddo’, in History of Physical Anthropology: An Encyclopedia, ed. F. Spencer, New York (Garland), 1996, 16 pp.

‘Rousseau’, in T. Mautner (ed.), Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford (Blackwell), 1996, 2 pp.

Two contributions (‘Race’, ‘Savagery’), to J. Black and R. Porter (eds.), A Dictionary of Eighteenth Century World History, Oxford (Blackwell), 1996, 2 pp.

‘Deconstructing the Self on the Wild Side’, in Timothy O’Hagan (ed.), Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Sources of the Self, London (Avebury), 1997, 14 pp.

‘Dr Besterman, I presume’, in Ulla Kölving and Christiane Merveaud (eds.), Voltaire et ses combats, vol. 1, Oxford (The Voltaire Foundation) 1997, 16 pp.

‘The Enlightenment and the French Revolutionary birth pangs of modernity’, in Lars Magnusson, Björn Wittrock and Johan Heilbron (eds.), The Rise of the Social Sciences and the Formation of Modernity: Conceptual Change in Context, 1750-1850, Sociology of the Sciences, A Yearbook, vol. XX, originally presented at a conference in Uppsala in July 1993 (1998), 26 pp.

Four contributions (‘Buffon’, ‘Diderot’, ‘Enlightenment, Continental’ and ‘Monboddo’) to E. Craig (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, London (Routledge) 1998, 12,000 words

‘Voltaire’ and ‘Rousseau’, for R. L. Arrington (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophers, Oxford (Blackwell) 1999, 3,000 words

‘The Enlightenment, the nation-state and the primal patricide of modernity’, Discussion paper series no. 46 of the Collegium Budapest, 1999, adapted as my own contribution to The Enlightenment and Modernity, 28 pp.

‘Multiculturalism and ethnic cleansing in the Enlightenment’, in Ole Peter Grell and Roy Porter (eds.), Toleration in Enlightenment Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2000, 17 pp.

‘The Enlightenment Project on the eve of the Holocaust’, in James Kaye and Bo Sträth (eds.), Enlightenment and genocide, Contradictions of Modernity, Brussels (Presses Universitaires Européennes), 2000, 21 pp.

‘The professoriate of political thought in England since 1914: A tale of three chairs’, in Dario Castiglione and Iain Hampsher Monk (eds.), The History of Political Thought in National Context, Cambridge University Press, 2001, 26 pp.

‘Ancient Postmodernism in the Philosophy of Rousseau’, adapted from my contribution to Pensée libre, no. 8, in Patrick Riley (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau, New York (Cambridge University Press) 2001, 26 pp.

‘Repatriating modernity’s alleged debts to the Enlightenment: French Revolutionary social science and the genesis of the nation-state’, in Patrick Joyce (ed.), The Social in Question, London (Routledge) 2002, 19 pp.

‘Political Modernity’s Critical Juncture in the Course of the French Revolution’, in Nina Witoszek and Lars Trägårdh (eds.), Culture and Crisis: The Case of Germany and Sweden, New York and Oxford (Berghan Books) 2002, 17 pp.

‘Isaiah Berlin’s Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment’, in Isaiah Berlin’s Counter-Enlightenment, 2003, 19 pp.

two articles ( ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau and ‘The Social Contract’), for Adam and Jessica Kuper (eds), The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2004, 2,000 words

‘The Enlightenment’, in The Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, London and Detroit (Blackwell’s), 2005, 1,000 words

In Press

‘Rites of Passage and the Grand Tour: Discovering, Imagining and Inventing European Civilization in the Age of Enlightenment’, in Anthony Molho and Diogo Curto (eds.), Images of Europe During the Early Modern Period, New York (Berghahn Books), 2005, 5,000 words

‘Ideology and the Origins of Social Science’, in The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought, around December 2005, 23 pp. approximately.