QRQ2 - EDST 581 QRQ2 Yueli Wang Forced to combat nature or...

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EDST 581 QRQ2 Yueli Wang “Forced to combat nature or the social institutions, one must choose between making a man or a citizen.”(Rousseau, 1763, p39) Rousseau claims that the target of education is either “making a man” or a “citizen” in Emile (1763). In another famous book of his, The Social Contract (1763), which was published in the same year, he states that man must make a social contract with the others in order to achieve and accomplish more. So the answer is obvious, to Rousseau, the aim of education is making citizens. And the process of education is to “take his absolute existence from him in order to give him a relative o* and transport the I into the common unity…” The idea is not as permissive as it sounds. I agree with Rousseau that the capacity of individuals is quite limited. Life can be more meaningful when it’s devoted to something bigger, for instance, the development of human civilization.
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