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 ...

Author: John T. Scott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415350875


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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

A key work in the development of the romantic line of philosophical thought, The Confessions tells a story of a young man as he makes his way around the world of the day learning various lessons about people, society, politics and God.

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau


ISBN: 9781773560984

Category: History

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A key work in the development of the romantic line of philosophical thought, The Confessions tells a story of a young man as he makes his way around the world of the day learning various lessons about people, society, politics and God. Although many of these patterns of thought are considered out of date, they still helped form many current ways of thinking and have had a lot of influence on liberal theological movements in the church.
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The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY 7726 Confessions Of Jean-Jacques Rousseau nly a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712—78) published his Confissions. Rousseau wrote treatises ...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486794921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Only a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–78) 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. These memoirs constitute the main source of Rousseau's reputation as a leader in the transition from eighteenth-century reason to nineteenth-century romanticism. His emphasis on the effects of childhood experiences anticipates the psychology of Sigmund Freud, and his conviction that the individual is worthy of account forms a major contribution to progressive social and political thought. The book has inspired many imitations in autobiography, fiction, and poetry, and it has influenced the works of Proust, Goethe, Tolstoy, and countless others.
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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 ...

Author: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110279818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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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Character and Conversion in Autobiography

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 . Caton , Hiram : The Origin of ...

Author: Patrick Riley

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813922925

Category: Autobiography

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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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Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850

Jean-Jacques Rousseau's infamous first autobiography is often read as equivocally both self-justifying and self-inventing. On the one hand, it was composed during his years in exile following the condemnation of E ́mile, ou l'education ...

Author: Christopher John Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135455798

Category: History

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In 850 analytical articles, this two-volume set explores the developments that influenced the profound changes in thought and sensibility during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. The Encyclopedia provides readers with a clear, detailed, and accurate reference source on the literature, thought, music, and art of the period, demonstrating the rich interplay of international influences and cross-currents at work; and to explore the many issues raised by the very concepts of Romantic and Romanticism.
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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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Rousseau Confessions

The books which I have found most helpful for understanding various aspects of Rousseau's autobiography are : P.-P. Clément , Jean - Jacques Rousseau , de l'éros coupable à l'éros glorieux ( Neuchâtel , 1976 ) J. Derrida , De la ...

Author: Peter France

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052131500X

Category: Literary Criticism

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An introduction to Rousseau's Confessions.
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Autobiography as Philosophy

Davis, M. (1999) The Autobiography ofPhilosophy: Rousseau's The Reveries of the Solitary Walker, Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Eigeldinger, M. (1962) Jean-Jacques Rousseau et la réalité de l'imaginaire, Neuchâtel: Editions de la ...

Author: Thomas Mathien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134338702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Most philosophical writing is impersonal and argumentative, but many important philosophers have nevertheless written accounts of their own lives. Filling a gap in the market for a text focusing on autobiography as philosophy, this collection discusses several such autobiographies in the light of their authors' broader work, and considers whether there are any philosophical tasks for which life accounts are particularly appropriate. Instead of the common impersonal and argumentative forms of ordinary philosophical discussion, these autobiographical texts are deeply personal and largely narrative or explanatory. The contributors to this book examine the philosophical significance of philosophers’ autobiographies and whether or not there are broadly philosophical tasks for which this sort of writing is particularly suited. Autobiography as Philosophy contains a general discussion about the relation between philosophical and autobiographical writing, and essays on the specific writings of Augustine, Abelard, Montaigne, Descartes, Vico, Hume, Rousseau, Newman, Mill, Nietzsche, Collingwood and Russell by specialists on the works of these individuals. Original and distinctive in its efforts to think about the writings of historically recognized philosophers as communicative acts governed by their own distinctive interests and purposes, the book reveals that it is as much about the texts and the authors as it is about their doctrines and arguments. As a result the book steps back from many of the issues of substantive philosophical discussion to reflect on certain forms of writing as means to philosophical ends, to consider what those ends have included.
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