Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Rousseau in 1753, bi Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Born 28 Juin 1712(1712-06-28)
Geneva, Republic o Geneva
Dee'd 2 Julie 1778(1778-07-02) (agit 66)
Ermenonville, Kinrick o Fraunce
Era 18t century fiilosofie
(Modren filosofie)
Region Wastren Filosophers
Schuil Social contract theory
Romanticism
Main interests Poleetical filosofie, muisic,
eddication, leeteratur,
autobiografie
Notable ideas General will, amour-propre,
moral simplicity o humanity,
child-centered learnin,
ceevil releegion, popular sovereignty,
positive leeberty

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French: [ʒɑ̃ʒak ʁuso]; 28 Juin 1712 – 2 Julie 1778) wis a Genevan filosopher, writer, an composer o 18t-century Romanticism o French expression. His poleetical filosofie influencit the French Revolution as well as the oweraw development o modren poleetical, sociological an educational thocht.

His novel Émile: or, On Education is a treatise on the education o the whole person for citizenship. His sentimental novel Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse wis o importance tae the development o pre-romanticism[1] an romanticism in fiction.[2] Rousseau's autobiografical writins—his Confessions, which initiatit the modren autobiografie, an his Reveries of a Solitary Walker—exemplifee'd the late 18t-century muivement kent as the Age o Sensibility, featurin an increasin focus on subjectivity an introspection that haes characterizit the modren age. His Discourse on the Origin of Inequality an his On the Social Contract are cornerstanes in modren poleetical an social thocht.

Rousseau wis a successful composer o muisic. He wrote seiven operas as well as muisic in ither forms, an he made contributions tae muisic as a theorist.

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  1. "Preromanticism Criticism". Enotes.com. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  2. See an aw Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre, chapter 6: "Readers Respond to Rousseau: The Fabrication of Romantic Sensitivity" for some interesting examples of contemporary reactions to this novel.