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Rousseau Confessions Summary

  • Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2015
  • 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...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2005
  • Une édition de référence des Confessions de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, spécialement conçue pour la lecture sur les supports numériques. « Je suis né à Genève en 1712, d?Isaac Rousseau, citoyen, et de Suzanne Bernard, citoyenne. Un bien fort médiocre à partager entre quinze enfants ayant réduit presque à rien la portion de mon père, il n?avait pour subsister...

    Publisher : Primento Digital
    published : 2012
  • Les célèbres Mémoires de Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

    Publisher : YouScribe
    published : 2007
  • No one can write a man's life except himself.' In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 2008
  • This work is a frank treatment of Rousseau's sexual and intellectual development. It offers a model for the reflective life: the solitary, uncompromising individual; the enemy of servitude and habit; and the selfish egoist who dedicates himself to a particular ideal.

    Publisher : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    published : 2013
  • The book narrates the ups and downs of Rousseau and follows his life from streets to stardom. It provides a deep insight into the personality of the philosopher and the vision that got him exiled and persecuted. It relates his pride in his individual existence. The assortment of events and emotions presented here is timeless.

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • 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....

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2014
  • When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has had a more profound impact on European thought. Rousseau left posterity a model of the reflective life - the solitary, uncompromising individual, the enemy of...

    Publisher : Start Classics
    published : 2013
  • Projet fou, impossible : se peindre « dans toute la vérité de sa nature », afin de mettre un terme aux malentendus. Mais aussi, par delà, réaliser cette « communauté des coeurs » que Rousseau a si ardemment désirée. Ainsi, de juges, les lecteurs tendent, insensiblement, à devenir confidents.

    Publisher : Larousse
    published : 2011