7. Jean Jacques Rousseau

7. Jean Jacques Rousseau - 1) indicating the author and...

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1) indicating the author and text or source in which the term or phrase occurs, Jean Jacques Rousseau (On the Origin of Inequality among Men) 2) describe briefly its meaning and significance to the text in which it appears Assemble the facts (P.5) to search for ‘first principles’ (P.11), which were uncovered by application of right reason (pp. 12, 121). 3) and how it impacted Western Culture. Thinker in the intellectual, cultural and political development of Europe Saw him as a threat to their well-ordered rational view of the world More an original thinker than Voltaire Lacking logical order Many people blown away by his ideas in an emotional way Contrarian (contrary to the accepted ideas of his day, civilization is bad) His ideas differed from those Voltaire Feeling is more important than rason/rationality The primacy of the individual and te exaltation of the hero, the exceptional figure of genius The authentic, real, honest, sincere, valid ‘natural’ rather the contrived or artificial phony The appreciation of the beautf of nature for its own sake and as a guide for behavior and action Unhampered nature vs artificial civilization and cities His mantra = nature /natural in politics, philosophy or education or just everday life Passion, the senses, sentiment, emotions, feelings rather than reason I feel therefore I am Subjective vs objective focus on inner struggles, emotions and feelings Sympathy (“feel= with”) rather than (think like ) for others Emphasis on the creative spirit and spontaneity rather than creative mind and artistic rules.
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