In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Pynn (Elgin Community College) examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s argument for democracy and the concept of “the general will,” and questions whether Rousseau truly reconciles state authority with individual freedom.
Assistant Professor of PhilosophyatElgin Community College
I work at Northern Illinois University. I teach on a wide range of topics. My research centers on epistemology. I’m also interested in creating connections between professional philosophers and ordinary people.
From 2011-2017, I was the the graduate adviser for NIU’s successful MA program in philosophy. I maintain a listing of funding at MA programs in the US and Canada.