Confessions



Confessions 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 The World Of Modern Civilization In Trying To Explain Who He Was And How He Came To Be The Object Of Others Admiration And Abuse, Rousseau Analyses With Unique Insight The Relationship Between An Elusive But Essential Inner Self And The Variety Of Social Identities He Was Led To Adopt The Book Vividly Illustrates The Mixture Of Moods And Motives That Underlie The Writing Of Autobiography Defiance And Vulnerability, Self Exploration And Denial, Passion, Puzzlement, And Detachment Above All, Confessions Is Rousseau S Search, Through Every Resource Of Language, To Convey What He Despairs Of Putting Into Words The Personal Quality Of One S Own Existence

Jean Jacques Rousseau remains an important figure in the history of philosophy, both because of his contributions to political philosophy and moral psychology and because of his influence on later thinkers Rousseau s own view of philosophy and philosophers was firmly negative, seeing philosophers as the post hoc rationalizers of self interest, as apologists for various forms of tyranny, and as pl Jean Jacques Rousseau remains an important figure in the history of philosophy, both because of his contributions to political philosophy and moral psychology and because of his influence on later thinkers Rousseau s own view of philosophy and philosophers was firmly negative, seeing philosophers as the post hoc rationalizers of self interest, as apologists for various forms of tyranny, and as playing a role in the alienation of the modern individual from humanity s natural impulse to compassion The concern that dominates Rousseau s work is to find a way of preserving human freedom in a world where human beings are increasingly dependent on one another for the satisfaction of their needs This concern has two dimensions material and psychological, of which the latter has greater importance In the modern world, human beings come to derive their very sense of self from the opinion of others, a fact which Rousseau sees as corrosive of freedom and destructive of individual authenticity In his mature work, he principally explores two routes to achieving and protecting freedom the first is a political one aimed at constructing political institutions that allow for the co existence of free and equal citizens in a community where they themselves are sovereign the second is a project for child development and education that fosters autonomy and avoids the development of the most destructive forms of self interest However, though Rousseau believes the co existence of human beings in relations of equality and freedom is possible, he is consistently and overwhelmingly pessimistic that humanity will escape from a dystopia of alienation, oppression, and unfreedom In addition to his contributions to philosophy, Rousseau was active as a composer and a music theorist, as the pioneer of modern autobiography, as a novelist, and as a botanist Rousseau s appreciation of the wonders of nature and his stress on the importance of feeling and emotion made him an important influence on and anticipator of the romantic movement To a very large extent, the interests and concerns that mark his philosophical work also inform these other activities, and Rousseau s contributions in ostensibly non philosophical fields often serve to illuminate his philosophical commitments and arguments

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  • 676 pages
  • Confessions
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • English
  • 21 August 2017
  • 0192822756

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    As is true about classics, they are not only a very authentic expression of the author s views and ideas, but also by large, present a mirror for the world we live in This is one reason why it is difficult to review them For, it calls not only an undivided attention towards the ideas expressed and opinions raised, but also for a deep introspection a meditation on the relevance of ideas present...

  4. Roy Lotz says:

    There are times when I am so unlike myself that I could be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character. This book begins with a falsehood and only escalates from there Rousseau, prone to hyperbole, boldly asserts that his autobiography is without precedent Nevermind St Augustine s famous autobiography, which shares the same name and ignore the works of St Teresa, Benvenuto Cellini, and Montaigne I suppose this sort of boastful exaggeration shouldn t count for much after all, There are times when I am so unlike myself that I could be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character. This book begins with a falsehood and only escalates from there Rousseau, prone to hyperbole, boldly asserts that his autobiography is without precedent Nevermind St Augustine s famous autobiography, which shares the same name and ignore the works of St Teresa, Benvenuto Cellini, and Montaigne I suppose this sort of boastful exaggeration shouldn t count for much after all, Milton began Paradise Lost by saying he was attempting Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme Nevertheless, the second part of Rousseau s assertion, that his enterprise would find no imitator, is evenindisputably false than the first one This book has found nothing if not imitators.Rousseau s Confessions is really two distinct works, the first covering his childhood to his early adulthood, the second up to age fift...

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  8. David Lentz says:

    This book is a revelation as it seemed to me a portrait, or perhaps a mask, of the heightened sensibilities of the interior monologue of a genius Since my name is certain to live on among men, I do not want the reputation it transmits to be a false one Indeed, his honesty is remarkable as he writes about the abandonment of his children, his relationship with lovers and his intimate proclivities Rousseau s life was a fascinating study of an extraordinary and innovative mind He dined someti This book is a revelation as it seemed to me a portrait, or perhaps a mask, of the heightened sensibilities of the interior monologue of a genius Since my name is certain ...

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