Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Born: June 28, 1712

Died: July 2, 1778

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Variant translation: It is too difficult to think nobly when one only thinks to get a living. - Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1770, published 1782)
Source/Notes: The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Two "Discourses" and the "Social Contract" (2012 edition), University of Chicago Press - ISBN: 9780226921884
Source/Notes: The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (1762)

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Source/Notes: Emilius; Or, an Essay on Education (1763 edition)
Source/Notes: A discourse on the origin of inequality ; A discourse on political economy ; The social contract (1982 edition)