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Jean-Jaques Rousseau
« on: 27/10/2006 18:35:09 »
I know, I know, its amazing that im posting in the famous people forum.

I have a question regarding the person listed on the topic, Jean-Jaques Rousseau.

Does anybody have a link that can lead to information regarding Him?

This is vital to the survival of my school project!!


 

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Re: Jean-Jaques Rousseau
« Reply #1 on: 27/10/2006 19:24:33 »
Is this the guy you are looking for?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Jacques_Rousseau
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712 – July 2, 1778) was a Swiss philosopher of the Enlightenment whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution, the development of socialist theory, and the growth of nationalism. Rousseau also made important contributions to music both as a theorist and as a composer. With his Confessions and other writings, he practically invented modern autobiography and encouraged a new focus on the building of subjectivity that would bear fruit in the work of thinkers as diverse as Hegel and Freud. His novel Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse was one of the best-selling fictional works of the eighteenth century and was important to the development of romanticism.
 

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Re: Jean-Jaques Rousseau
« Reply #2 on: 28/10/2006 01:43:01 »
yup!

anything else you know about him?
 

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Re: Jean-Jaques Rousseau
« Reply #3 on: 29/10/2006 11:06:47 »
Well, apart from what is mentioned in the English Wikipedia article, I can add that he participated to the "Encyclopédie" with an article on "political economy" and lots of articles on music, and that one of his main works is "Du Contrat social" (Essay on the social contract).  Less famous is his "Discours sur les Origines de l'Inégalité" (Essay on the sources of inequality) in which he starts to develop the ideas that are further elaborated in "Du Contrat social".
If you read French, the French version of Wikipedia offers a lot more information than the English one, but I do not have the time to translate the whole French article for you right now.  Oh, by the way, he has also an "essay on the origin of languages" (published posthymously).
 

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