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Rousseau's HandThe Crafting of  a Writer$
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Angelica Goodden

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199683833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.001.0001

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(p.189) Conclusion
Rousseau's Hand

Angelica Goodden

Oxford University Press

Rousseau's signatures, the craftsman's fingerprint and the writer's eloquence, are discussed in terms of his lifetime's devotion to praxis and doxa respectively, the convergence of hand and voice through a deep involvement with craft and moral teaching, and the craftsman's preoccupation with durability. He realized that craft and life were intimately connected and mutually supportive: though writing is inevitably done at second hand, detached from reality itself, it is seen as a vital residue. Rousseau ‘made’ a world by projecting it, but also by deeply honouring the dignity of manual work.

Keywords:   signature and fingerprint, praxis and doxa, eloquence, craft, manual work, and durability, reality and the second hand

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