Living in a Material World: An Exploration of Hume, Rousseau, and Luxury

Friday, November 7, 2014: 8:40 AM
Director’s Row H (Sheraton)
Emma Zaballos , American University
This essay is a comparative look at two of the Enlightenment's greatest thinkers, David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and their contrasting views on the presence of luxury in human society. It showcases political theory research as it relates both to philisophical theorizing and modern political dilemmas.