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ÉmileÉmile is a novel, but it is didactic in nature, aimed at elucidating key aspects of Rousseau's philosophy, particularly those relating to education. For wealthy Europeans, eighteenth-century...
ÉmileFor Rousseau, the fundamental aim of education can be seen in his idea of how "Man is born free, but lives in chains." Rousseau believes that any notion of human perfectability and success of...
ÉmileRousseau's work sought to upset the proverbial "apple cart" of how society was seen and how it should be seen. Of the many ideas evident in Emile, the most dominant is that the existing social...