Rudy Le Menthéour

Rudy Le Menthéour has studied the polemics of Rousseau and the main philosophers of the French Enlightenment. His work also focuses on the rise of hygiene, (proto-)eugenics and medical anthropology in the Eighteenth Century. He is the author of La Manufacture de maladies: la dissidence hygiénique de Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Paris: 2012) and the editor of an anthology on Seventeenth Century French Literature (2003). He is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and has taught both in France and in the United States.

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Rudy Le Menthéour a étudié les polémiques de Rousseau et les philosophes des Lumières françaises. Son travail se focalise aussi sur l’ascension de l’hygiène, le (proto) eugénisme, et l’anthropologie médicale pendant le 18e siècle. Il est l’auteur de La Manufacture de maladies : la dissidence hygiénique de Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Paris, 2012) et l’éditeur d’une anthologie sur la littérature française du 17e siècle (2003). Il est ancien élève de l’école normale supérieure et a enseigné dans la France et les Etats Unies.

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