Lecture 3, The enlightenment Critique of Aristocratic Culture

Lecture 3, The enlightenment Critique of Aristocratic Culture

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HIST 279, Lecture 3 The enlightenment Critique of Aristocratic Culture 1/14/13 Aristocratic was based on representing inner self of refinement and nobility After 1750 enlightenment and philosophes were accept as an elitist subject and as celebrity status almost Jean Jacque Rousseau- Came to france and engaged in most engaging of aristocratic entertainments: wrote opera Started meeting with other philosophes in Paris (Diderot) Visited Diderot in prison, wept in front of him Rousseau essay for a aristocratic contest which was surprising considering its content Opposed to the aristocratic refinement and enlightenment Says that since the dark ages knowledge has spread, increasing progress and civilization Knocks down this idea, says it’s a fundamental social problem Says that we have misinterpreted these progressions and advancement Social status and refinement of aristocracy censors basic human nature and rationale More developed a society becomes, result is it become more immoral it is A greater presence of material and luxury goods, people become lazy and gain vices
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  • Spring '13
  • HaroldMah
  • History, Dangerous Liaisons, Age of Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean Jacque Rousseau, aristocratic culture

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