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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1770), Book I
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right (Du contrat social), 1762, Book II, Ch. 5 - The Right of Life and Death
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Les injures sont les raisons de ceux qui ont tort. As quoted in "Dictionnaire de maximes" by L.J. Mabire, 1830, p. 293
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Mais avec quelque talent qu'on puisse être né, l'art d'écrire ne s'apprend pas tout d'un coup. Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1770), Book VIII
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1770), Book I
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Emile on Education Volume Ii EasyRead la (2006 edition), ReadHowYouWant.com - ISBN: 9781425045685


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Born: June 28, 1712

Died: July 2, 1778 (aged 66)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

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