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Rousseau had always been an iconoclastic thinker, and many of his works had aroused the ire of other eighteenth century philosophers. They took umbrage in particular at his critique of civilization...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 4:11 am UTC

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I don't think that Rousseau's intent in his writing is to create a render of exact and verifiable experiences. I think that there is a certain level of candor and openness that seems to be more at...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2012 6:16 am UTC

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Romanticism put an emphasis on the individual and, even more so, celebrated the unique and original personality who transcended the false constraints of society. Romanticism highly valued feeling...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020 7:51 pm UTC

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Nothing shows a man’s true inclinations better than the character of those whom he loves. This quote reflects Rousseau's Romantic ideas about the state of nature and the purity of character that...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2019 11:55 pm UTC

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Though Rousseau says in his Confessions that he will "display to my kind a portrait in every way true to nature, and the man I shall portray will be myself," he also does color certain facts to...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2017 4:15 am UTC

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In Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions, what Rousseau does to Marion could qualify as an example of “poor treatment of women.” Remember, Rousseau steals a pink and silver ribbon. For some people,...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2020 2:08 pm UTC

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, known as the father of Romanticism, wrote his Confessions in the 1760s. It is difficult to put a precise definition to the term, but Romantic in this sense generally prefers...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2014 5:14 am UTC

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I think that you can find many examples of Rousseau's sense of uniqueness in his work. The very fact that he can devote an entire book to his life, and his "confessions" in living it, reflects a...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2011 1:47 pm UTC

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The idea that Rousseau set out to present a vision of himself that strove to be "true" was probably the most scandalous aspect of his work. He seemed to have little problem depicting himself in an...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2011 10:54 pm UTC

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Dante was taught Thomas Aquinas's proposition that good and evil are more than the mere construct of humanity's opinion and consciousness. Rousseau believed that reason (rational faculties) could...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2011 7:37 am UTC

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