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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Emile: Or, On Education (1762)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire (The Reveries of the Solitary Walker) (1776-1778)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Du contrat social (The Social Contract), Book III. Ch. XII
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


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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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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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