Memorable Quotations:
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Memorable Quotations: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Born in Geneva, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) was a Swiss-French philosopher and political theorist. A participant of Denis Diderot's clique, he was one of the celebrated individuals of the French Enlightenment and doubtless the most noteworthy of those who molded 19th Century Romanticism, inspiring such persons as Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre, Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, and the French revolutionists. Rousseau's most renowned theory was that of the "natural man." In his Discourse on the Inequalities of Men (1754) and Social Contract (1762) he asserted that human beings were fundamentally good and equal in the state of nature but were tarnished by the introduction of property, agriculture, science, and commerce. Individuals entered into a social contract among themselves, forming governments and educational systems to rectify the inequalities brought about by the rise of civilization. Emile (1762), a moralistic novel, illustrates Rousseau's theory that education is not the instructing of knowledge but the drawing out of what is already in the child. From the 1760s Rousseau was anguished by persecution mania, and he lived his later years in seclusion. His Confessions (1781) created a fresh, deeply personal style of autobiography.

Carol Dingle is a former English teacher, USO director, business owner, and world traveler.


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