Jean Jacques Rousseau Politics art and autobiography

Faguet , Emile , Rousseau contre Molière , Paris , Société française d'imprimerie et de librairie , 1910 . Ferrazzini , Arthur , Béat de Muralt et Jean - Jacques Rousseau : étude sur l'histoire des idées au XVIIIe siècle , La Neuveville ...

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Bringing together critical assessments of the broad range of Rousseau's thought, with a particular emphasis on his political theory, this systematic collection is an essential resource for both student and scholar.
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The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

Rousseau's opposition to inequality and emphasis on individual worth constituted a major contribution to progressive social and political thought.

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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ISBN: 9780486780429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Widely considered the first modern autobiography, the Confessions influenced memoirs, fiction, poetry, and philosophy. Rousseau's opposition to inequality and emphasis on individual worth constituted a major contribution to progressive social and political thought.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau Human nature and history

“ The Metaphysics of Botany : Rousseau and the New Criticism of Plants . ... The Question of Jean - Jacques Rousseau . Ed and trans . Peter Gay . ... The Autobiography of Philosophy : Rousseau's The Reveries of the Solitary Walker .

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Bringing together critical assessments of the broad range of Rousseau's thought, with a particular emphasis on his political theory, this systematic collection is an essential resource for both student and scholar.
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Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1996. Raymond, Marcel. Jean-Jacques Rousseau. La quête de soi et la rêverie. Paris: Librairie José Corti, 1962. Riley, Patrick. “The Inversion of Conversion: Rousseau's Rewriting of Augustinian Autobiography ...

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110279818

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Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.
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The Confessions

Depicting a life of adventure, persecution, paranoia, and brilliant achievement, The Confessions is a landmark work by one of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment, which was a direct influence upon the work of Proust, Goethe and ...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Widely regarded as the first modern autobiography, The Confessions is an astonishing work of acute psychological insight. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) argued passionately against the inequality he believed to be intrinsic to civilized society. In his Confessions he relives the first fifty-three years of his radical life with vivid immediacy - from his earliest years, where we can see the source of his belief in the innocence of childhood, through the development of his philosophical and political ideas, his struggle against the French authorities and exile from France following the publication of Émile. Depicting a life of adventure, persecution, paranoia, and brilliant achievement, The Confessions is a landmark work by one of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment, which was a direct influence upon the work of Proust, Goethe and Tolstoy among others.
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Character and Conversion in Autobiography

Paris : R. Laffont , 1993 . History of My Life . Trans . Willard R. Trask . London : Longmans , 1967 . Cassirer , Ernst . The Question of Jean - Jacques Rousseau . Trans . Peter Gay . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1963 .

Author: Patrick Riley

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813922925

Category: Philosophy

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Thinking of conversion as a radical turning point or fulcrum on which incompatible configurations of character are precariously balanced, Riley examines both historically and tropologically the paradoxes of identity and life writing that conversion raises.
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The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau Illustrated Annotated

However, both of these works focused on the religious experiences of their authors; the Confessions was one of the first autobiographies in which an individual wrote of his own life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences and personal ...

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JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, 1712-1778. Enlightenment philosopher whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution, the development of socialist theory, and the growth of nationalism. Rousseau also made important contributions to music both as a theorist and as a composer. With his CONFESSIONS and other writings, he practically invented modern autobiography and encouraged a new focus on the building of subjectivity that would bear fruit in the work of thinkers as diverse as Hegel and Freud.Rousseau's work is notable as one of the first major autobiographies. Prior to the Confessions, the two great autobiographies were Augustine's own Confessions and Saint Teresa's Life of Herself. However, both of these works focused on the religious experiences of their authors; the Confessions was one of the first autobiographies in which an individual wrote of his own life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences and personal feelings. Rousseau recognized the unique nature of his work; it opens with the famous words: "I have resolved on an enterprise which has no precedent and which, once complete, will have no imitator. My purpose is to display to my kind a portrait in every way true to nature, and the man I shall portray will be myself." His example was soon followed: not long after publication, many other writers (such as Goethe, Wordsworth, Stendhal, De Quincey, Casanova and Alfieri) wrote their own similarly-styled autobiographies.In this unique new edition: - "The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau" complete in 12 books from the 1903 edition, translated by S. W. Orson.- Illustrations by Maurice Leloir (1903). Annotations by G W F Hegel: "French Philosophy". Extract from "LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY"?PART THREE: MODERN PHILOSOPHY.Section Two: Period of the Thinking Understanding.Chapter II. - Transition Period.C. French Philosophy: 1 Negative Aspect - 2 Positive Aspect -3 Concrete Universal
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A History of Modern French Literature

Lévi-Strauss, Claude. “Jean-Jacques Rousseau, fondateur des sciences de l'homme.” In Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 239–48. Neuchâtel: Editions de la Baconnière, 1962. Palissot, Charles. Les philosophes. Paris: Duchesne, 1760. Plato. Republic.

Author: Christopher Prendergast

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691157726

Category: Literary Criticism

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An accessible and authoritative new history of French literature, written by a highly distinguished transatlantic group of scholars This book provides an engaging, accessible, and exciting new history of French literature from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar. Christopher Prendergast, one of today's most distinguished authorities on French literature, has gathered a transatlantic group of more than thirty leading scholars who provide original essays on carefully selected writers, works, and topics that open a window onto key chapters of French literary history. The book begins in the sixteenth century with the formation of a modern national literary consciousness, and ends in the late twentieth century with the idea of the "national" coming increasingly into question as inherited meanings of "French" and "Frenchness" expand beyond the geographical limits of mainland France. Provides an exciting new account of French literary history from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century Features more than thirty original essays on key writers, works, and topics, written by a distinguished transatlantic group of scholars Includes an introduction and index The contributors include Etienne Beaulieu, Christopher Braider, Peter Brooks, Mary Ann Caws, David Coward, Nicholas Cronk, Edwin M. Duval, Mary Gallagher, Raymond Geuss, Timothy Hampton, Nicholas Harrison, Katherine Ibbett, Michael Lucey, Susan Maslan, Eric Méchoulan, Hassan Melehy, Larry F. Norman, Nicholas Paige, Roger Pearson, Christopher Prendergast, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Timothy J. Reiss, Sarah Rocheville, Pierre Saint-Amand, Clive Scott, Catriona Seth, Judith Sribnai, Joanna Stalnaker, Aleksandar Stević, Kate E. Tunstall, Steven Ungar, and Wes Williams.
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The Confessions

Only a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau published his Confessions.

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Only a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau published his Confessions. Rousseau wrote treatises on education and politics as well as novels and operas, and as one of the most influential and controversial of the Enlightenment thinkers, he inspired the leaders of the French Revolution. His memoir is regarded as the first modern autobiography, in which the writer defined his life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences and personal feelings.
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