Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Rousseau in 1753, bi Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Born28 Juin 1712(1712-06-28)
Geneva, Republic o Geneva
Dee'd2 Julie 1778(1778-07-02) (aged 66)
Ermenonville, Kinrick o Fraunce
Era18t century philosophy
(Modren philosophy)
RegionWastren philosophy
SchuilSocial contract theory
Main interests
Poleetical philosophy, muisic,
eddication, leeteratur,
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 philosophy, writer, an composer o 18t-century Romanticism o French expression. His poleetical philosophy haed ae influence on the French Revolution as weel 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 hale body 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 autobiographical writins—his Confessions, that initiatit the modren biography, 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 successfu composer o muisic. He wrote seiven operas as weel as muisic in ither forms, an he made contreibutions tae muisic as a theorist.

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  1. "Preromanticism Criticism". Retrieved 23 Februar 2009.
  2. See forby Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre, chapter 6: "Readers Respond to Rousseau: The Fabrication of Romantic Sensitivity" fur some exemples o contemporar takins tae this novel.