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  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. In The Social Contract, Rousseau explores the concept of freedom and the political structures that may enable people to acquire it. He argues that the sovereign power of a state lies not in any one ruler, but in the will of the general population. Rousseau argues that the ideal state would be a direct democracy where executive decision-making is carried out by citizens who meet in assembly, as they would in the ancient city-state of Athens. The thoughts contained in the work were instrumental to the advent of the American Revolution and became sacred to those leading the French Revolution. With traces of Aristotle and echoes of Plato's...read more

  • Jeanjacques Rousseau

    Published four years after Rousseau's death, Confessions is a remarkably frank and honest selfportrait, described by Rousseau as 'the history of my soul'. From his idyllic youth in the Swiss mountains, to his career as a composer in Paris and his abandonment of his children, Rousseau lays bare his entire life with preternatural honesty. He relates his scandals, follies, jealousies, sexual exploits and unrequited loves, as well as the torrential events surrounding his controversial works Discourses, E?mile and The Social Contract, which led to his persecution and wanderings in exile. Confessions provides an invaluable window into the making of the man, the society he lived in, and the...read more

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    „El hombre nace libre y, sin embargo, por todas partes se encuentra encadenado.“ - En El contrato social, Rousseau explora el concepto de libertad y las estructuras políticas que pueden permitir que las personas la adquieran. Argumenta que el poder soberano de un estado no reside en ningún gobernante sino en la voluntad de la población en general. Rousseau argumenta que el estado ideal sería una democracia directa donde la toma de decisiones ejecutivas la llevan a cabo ciudadanos reunidos en asamblea, como lo harían en la antigua ciudad-estado de Atenas. Los pensamientos contenidos en el trabajo fueron fundamentales para el advenimiento de la Revolución Americana y se volvieron...read more

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Brought to you by Penguin. 'Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains.' These are the famous opening words of a treatise that has stirred vigorous debate ever since its first publication in 1762. Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to wield authority over others, Rousseau argues instead for a pact, or 'social contract', that should exist between all the citizens of a state and that should be the source of sovereign power. From this fundamental premise, he goes on to consider issues of liberty and law, freedom and justice, arriving at a view of society that has seemed to some a blueprint for totalitarianism, to others a declaration of democratic principles. ©...read more

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dr. Johnson may have been correct in saying that 'Rousseau was a very bad man,' but none can argue that his ideas are among the most influential in all of world history. It was Rousseau, the father of the romantic movement, who was responsible for introducing at least two modern day thoughts that pervade academia: (1) free expression of the creative spirit is more important than strict adhesion to formal rules and traditional procedures, and (2) man is innately good but is corrupted by society and civilization. The Confessionsis Rousseau's landmark autobiography. Both brilliant and flawed, it is nonetheless beautifully written and remains one of the most moving human documents in all of...read more

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men was written in response to a competition run by the Academy of Dijon answering the prompt: What is the origin of inequality among men, and whether such inequality is authorized by natural law? Rousseau puts forth the concept of two types of inequity: natural/physical and moral/political. He focuses on moral inequality and its link to power and wealth. He also covers the areas of self-love, compassion for others, and free-agency, as well as their negative impact in the creation of civil society. In part two of the discourse, Rousseau follows the development of such qualities in mankind from savage man to the modern man. Jean-Jacques...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau initiated the modern genre of autobiography, vastly influenced the development of the Enlightenment through his political philosophy, and helped develop modern educational thought, although his book on the question outraged the French parliament so much that an arrest order was issued against him. We have selected for you 100 of his most interesting quotes. They come from essential works like his Discourse on Inequality or the Social Contract, which shaped modern political and social thought; Julie or the New Heloise, which helped the development of romanticism in fiction; or the Confessions, one of the boldest and most honest autobiographical works ever...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau initiated the modern genre of autobiography, vastly influenced the development of the Enlightenment through his political philosophy, and helped develop modern educational thought, although his book on the question outraged the French parliament so much that an arrest order was issued against him. We have selected for you 100 of his most interesting quotes. They come from essential works like his Discourse on Inequality or the Social Contract, which shaped modern political and social thought; Julie or the New Heloise, which helped the development of romanticism in fiction; or the Confessions, one of the boldest and most honest autobiographical works ever...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    This work presents Rousseau's belief in the profoundly transformational effects of the development of civilization on human nature, which Rousseau claims other political philosophers had failed to grasp. Specifically, before the onset of civilization, according to Rousseau, natural man lived a contented, solitary life, naturally good and happy. It is only with the onset of civilization, Rousseau claims, that humans become social beings, and, concomitant with their civilization, natural man becomes corrupted with the social vices of pride, vanity, greed and servility. (summary by...read more

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau inició el género moderno de la autobiografía, influyó enormemente en el desarrollo de la Ilustración a través de su filosofía política y ayudó a desarrollar el pensamiento educativo moderno, aunque su libro sobre la cuestión indignó tanto al parlamento francés que se emitió una orden de arresto en su contra. Hemos seleccionado para usted 100 de sus citas más interesantes. Provienen de obras esenciales como su Discurso sobre la Desigualdad o el Contrato Social, que dio forma al pensamiento político y social moderno[AUTHOR| ] Julie o la Nueva Heloísa, que ayudó al desarrollo del romanticismo en la ficción[AUTHOR| ] o las Confesiones, una de las obras...read more

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau deu início ao género moderno de autobiografia, influenciou largamente o desenvolvimento do Iluminismo através da sua filosofia política, e ajudou a desenvolver o pensamento educacional moderno, embora o seu livro sobre a questão indignasse tanto o parlamento francês que foi emitida uma ordem de prisão contra ele. Seleccionámos para si 100 das suas citações mais interessantes. Elas provêm de obras essenciais como o seu Discurso sobre a Desigualdade ou o Contrato Social, que moldou o pensamento político e social moderno; Julie ou a Nova Heloise, que ajudou ao desenvolvimento do romantismo na ficção; ou as Confissões, uma das obras autobiográficas mais...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Le Discours sur les sciences et les arts est un texte de Jean-Jacques Rousseau écrit dans le cadre du concours de l’Académe de Dijon de 1750. Lauréat du concours, Rousseau voit son essai fort commenté et lui doit sa célébrité, bien avant son opus magnum Du contrat social. Comme le veut le concours, le discours répond à une question : il s’agissait alors de déterminer « Si le rétablissement des sciences et des arts a contribué à épurer les mœurs ». Farouche critique des pratiques de son temps, l’auteur présente en deux parties une diatribe contre les sciences et les arts, qui bien loin d’épurer les mœurs éloignent les hommes de la vertu. (Résumé par...read more

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Rousseaus 'Bekenntnisse' der Jahre 1736 bis 1756: Nach mehreren kurzfristigen Anstellungen ist es die Musik, die Rousseau den erhofften Erfolg bringt. Parallel schreibt er an seinem Roman 'Julie', von stets wiederkehrenden gesundheitlichen Problemen gepeinigt. Als er sich 1744 in die Magd Thérèse Levasseur verliebt, wird sie zur konstanten Partnerin in seinem unsteten Liebesleben. Doch die Spannungen mit Thérèses Mutter wirken sich negativ auf das glückliche Verhältnis aus und auch auf die Loyalität seiner Freunde kann Rousseau sich nicht...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    "Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains." Thus begins Jean-Jacques Rousseau's influential 1762 work, On the Social Contract, a milestone of political science, and essential reading for students of history, philosophy, and social science. A progressive work, it inspired world-wide political reforms, most notably the American and French Revolutions, because it argued that monarchs were not divinely empowered to legislate. Rousseau asserts that only the people, in the form of the sovereign, have that all powerful right. On the Social Contract's appeal and influence has been wide-ranging and continuous. It has been called an encomium to democracy and, at the same time, a blueprint...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    What's the perfect read for fans of NewYork Times bestselling mystery authors Lilian Jackson Braun and RitaMae Brown? This delightful ninth Joe Grey Mystery from award-winning authorShirley Rousseau Murphy. Evil has crept into Molena Point, California, onstealthy cat feet. A rash of brazen burglaries, from antique jewelry to vintagecars, coincides with the unwelcome appearance of yellow-eyed Azrael, felinenemesis of crime-solving cats Joe Grey and Dulcie. But what follows soon afterreally has Joe's fur standing on edge. A young, healthy waiter drops dead at areception for local artist Charlie Harper. And when the trail of big-timethefts leads up to San Francisco, the dark beast Azrael is...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Escaping Los Angeles and the ugly memories of her son's recent murder, Maudie Toola returns to her childhood home of Molena Point, bringing her orphaned grandson, whom she must now raise, with her. Mourning for her son, she's not looking forward to the holidays but feels she must make them positive for the child. But Maudie is unaware that the killer has followed her-and that the small seaside village is dealing with a series of brutal assaults. A team of criminals is stalking single women, hiding their attacks behind spectacular break-ins to divert the cops. And this time there's not even a phone call from the four-footed snitch to give the cops a lead. Meanwhile, a new tomcat appears on...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    "The smallest, the most trifling pleasure that is conveniently within my reach, tempts me more than all the joys of paradise." Here again is the youthful, hero-worshipping Jean-Jacques - displaying an emotional immaturity that leads him into picaresque escapades in the company of transients and misfits, always ending in reunion with mother-surrogate Madame de Warens. In a literally unprecedented gesture of self-revelation, Rousseau opens Volume 3 exposing himself indecently in dark alleyways. This 1903 edition fails to appreciate the humorous strangeness of the passage and removes it to protect the reader. (Summary by Martin...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    The Social Contract outlines Rousseau's views on political justice, explaining how a just and legitimate state is to be founded, organized and administered. Rousseau sets forth, in his characteristically brazen and iconoclastic manner, the case for direct democracy, while simultaneously casting every other form of government as illegitimate and tantamount to slavery. Often hailed as a revolutionary document which sparked the French Revolution, The Social Contract serves both to inculcate dissatisfaction with actually-existing governments and to allow its readers to envision and desire a radically different form of political and social organization. (Summary by Eric...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    “Thus I have acted; these were my thoughts; such was I.” Rousseau’s lengthy and sometimes anguished dossier on the Self is one of the most remarkable and courageous works of introspection ever undertaken. Some readers may be repelled by his tendency to revel in embarrassing accounts of humiliation and fiasco, as if he were striving too hard to achieve an ultimate nakedness, a nakedness of the soul perhaps. Others may recall the compulsive self-searching of the narrator of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu, who also rather dwelt on the co-existence in the individual of the vile and the virtuous. The two opening volumes of the Confessions, presented in this inevitably censored...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Feline P. I. Joe Grey and his friends pounce on three investigations that may connect to one larger mystery—including one case that is very personal—in this hair-raising installment in Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s beloved, award-winning series. Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, are frantic when Courtney, their pretty teen-kitten goes missing. Aided by their two- and four-legged friends, they hit the streets of Molina Point in search of their calico girl. Has Joe Grey and Dulcie’s only daughter been lured away by someone and stolen? Is she lying somewhere hurt, or worse? Courtney has no idea that everyone is desperately looking for her. Locked in an upstairs apartment above the...read more