Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

See Enlightenment I (The French): science, materialism and determinism and Enlightenment II (The French): deism, morality and politics.

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  • ROUSSEAU, JEAN JACQUES° — (1712–1778), French author and philosopher, born in Geneva. The international influence that Rousseau exerted on his contemporaries and on posterity was unequaled in European history until the impact of Karl Marx a century later. The political… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rousseau, Jean Jacques — Rousseau, Jean Jacques. Wenn der Abend seinen Purpurmantel um die weißen Schultern der Alpen faltete und über den Genfer See die Klänge des Kuhreigen verhallten, saßen zu Anfange des 18. Jahrhunderts in einem kleinen Häuschen zu Genf zwei… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Rousseau,Jean Jacques — Rousseau, Jean Jacques. 1712 1778. Swiss philosopher and writer who held that the individual is essentially good but usually corrupted by society. His written works include The Social Contract and Émile (both 1762). * * * …   Universalium

  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques — born June 28, 1712, Geneva, Switz. died July 2, 1778, Ermenonville, France Swiss French philosopher. At age 16 he fled Geneva to Savoy, where he became the steward and later the lover of the baronne de Warens. At age 30, having furthered his… …   Universalium

  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques — (1712 1778)    writer, philosopher    One of the greatest figures of the enlightenment, Jean Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva, switzerland, to a Protestant family of French origin. Raised by relatives after the death of his mother and educated …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques — (1712–78)    Philosopher.    Rousseau was born in Geneva into a Calvinist family, but he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1728. He moved to Paris in 1742 where he became a member of the ‘philosophe’ circle and led a somewhat unconventional… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques — ► (1712 1778) Filósofo y escritor francés. En 1749 presentó una memoria (Discurso sobre el origen de la desigualdad entre los hombres, publicada en 1754) a la Academia de Dijon, que lo hizo famoso y lo introdujo en los círculos cultos y… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques — (1712–1778) Born in Geneva of a learned mother, who died within a week, and an artisan father, Rousseau was brought up to cherish the civic ideal of the ancient Roman republic. His father being exiled for an ill judged duel, Rousseau was brought… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques — (1712 78) A controversial social philosopher and educationalist of the French Enlightenment, whose writings centred around the development of social contract theory, a theory of human nature as essentially open but subsequently enchained, and a… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • ROUSSEAU, JEAN JACQUES —    a celebrated French philosopher, and one or the great prose writers of French literature, born in Geneva, the son of a watchmaker and dancing master; was apprenticed to an engraver, whose inhuman treatment drove him at the age of 16 into… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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