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: Book III, in The Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar - Emile: Or, On Education (1762)

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Source/Notes: Allan Bloom, trans. (New York: 1979), p. 39. - Emile: Or, On Education (1762)

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