• Feature on the philosopher from Geneva and some of his weird pranks

Jean–Jacques Rousseau was a gifted prankster; he was an even better conman. Upon navigating the long list of pranks and cons the philosopher from Geneva admits to in his autobiography, Confessions, it’s difficult to not look at his celebrated, and highly influential, social and political works (Discourse on the Arts & Sciences, The Social Contract, etc.) in a mischievous light.

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