This volume combines Rousseau's essay on the origin of diverse languages with Herder's essay on the genesis of the faculty of speech. Rousseau's essay is important to semiotics and critical theory, as it plays a central role in Jacques Derrida's book "Of Grammatology," and both essays are valuable historical and philosophical documents.
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Author Biography - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
John H. Moran is associate professor of philosophy at Manhattan College. Alexander Gode was professor of German at New York University.