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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

    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

  • Sun Tzu

    Become familiar with the most important political philosophers, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Sun Tzu, author of the Art of War, and Machiavelli, author of the devilish The Prince. Delve deep into their works and thoughts with a selection of the essential quotes introducing their major ideas and delineating the structure of their work with...read more

  • Voltaire

    Become familiar with the most important French philosophers, Michel de Montaigne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Voltaire. These figures have shaped Western philosophy; delve deep into their works and thoughts with a selection of the essential quotes introducing their major ideas and delineating the structure of their work with...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

    L'homme est naturellement bon ; c'est la société qui le pervertit. On doit cette idée fondamentale à Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosophe, initiateur du genre autobiographique avec les Confessions, penseur politique, écrivain romantique, et même compositeur d'opéra ; une figure majeure de l'âge des Lumières. Ces 100 citations ont été sélectionnées parmi ses oeuvres majeures, entre autres : le Discours sur l'Inégalité, un des fondements de la pensée politique et sociale moderne ; le Contrat social ; la Nouvelle Héloïse, roman précurseur du mouvement romantique ; Emile ou de l'Education ; les Confessions, une des autobiographies les plus franches jamais écrites, ainsi que...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

    This is the story of Mary Prince, who was sold into slavery at the age of 12 for £38 sterling. It is the first account of the life of a black woman ever to be published in the United Kingdom, and it was published at a time when slavery was still legal in the British Colonies. The history of Mary Prince is firsthand testimony of the brutalities of enslavement. Its tone is direct and authentic, which makes this vivid story go straight to the heart. This book immediateley sparked public controversy and eventually played a crucial role in the abolition campaign. 'It was night when I reached my new home. The house was large, and built at the bottom of a very high hill; but I could not see much...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

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Even felines with such amazing talents as Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, need some down time. Using their amazing abilities to talk and read, they've helped their unwitting humans put bad guys away. But these clever four-footed detectives can't possibly enjoy a little catnap, not when their lovely seaside village is in an uproar. It's bad enough that Molena Point has been invaded by a famous writer and his suspiciously rude wife. Then the local yard sales set off a host of puzzling thefts. Whiskers twitching and tails up, Joe Grey and Dulcie can't resist pouncing on the case. Helped by their beloved companion, an inquisitive young tortoiseshell kit, Joe Grey and Dulcie soon discover...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    While Joe Grey has played tricks on Max Harper, Molena Point's head lawman, he's never had anything but respect for the dedicated sheriff. Now Harper's in trouble, suspected of murdering two friends, and the only witness, a young girl named Dillon, has disappeared. Both Dulcie and Joe know Harper is innocent, and Joe is hissing to prove it-and find Dillon. Their sleuthing, however, is hampered by something soft and small-their new "ward," a vivacious kitten whose curiosity could get them all killed. With backs up and claws bared, Dulcie and a spitting mad Joe must use all their cleverness and amazing talents not only to find a killer, save a little girl, and clear their friend's name-but...read more