L'Encyclopédie et Rousseau: Dimension botanique

Translated title of the contribution: The Encylopédie and Rousseau: The botanical dimension

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This article présents a new aspect of the links between J.-J. Rousseau and the Encyclopédie, namely botany. When studying plants, Rousseau often consulted and copied botanical articles from the Encyclopédie. This article provides concrète examples of copying, through an analysis of the Dictionnaire de botanique, Fragment sur le sénéka and two unpublished documents by Rousseau, paying particular attention to the question of the date of writing. The article also shows the sources of the Encyclopédie articles ŒILLETONS, ONGLE, SENÉKA and SUPPORTS.

Translated title of the contributionThe Encylopédie and Rousseau: The botanical dimension
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)81-103
Number of pages23
JournalRecherches sur Diderot et sur L'Encyclopedie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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