Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Jean Jacques Rousseau - Notes

[ This was some of the work I did over the break while we were away. I just never got around to uploading it! ]

Rousseau is considered the founder of romanticism.

He believed that this world is a world of quantifying things, putting things into systems. It was wrong - not a true or full expression of what it is to be a human being. Rousseau is anti-enlightenment.

He saw society as the thing that corrupted peoples true nature.

the noble savage - somebody that was removed from society, not corrupt yet. They were in a pure state, a state of nature. Somebody who didn't care about how society views them. Acts on true instincts.

Alot of Rousseau's ideas weren't clearly formed. Didn't come up with an idea of what society should be.

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