THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, French

Page: 298

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I HAVE begun on a work which is without precedent, whose accomplishment will have no imitator. I propose to set before my fellow-mortals a man in all the truth of nature; and this man shall be myself. I have studied mankind and know my heart; I am not made like any one I have been acquainted with, perhaps like no one in existence; if not better, I at least claim originality, and whether Nature has acted rightly or wrongly in destroying the mold in which she cast me, can only be decided after I have been read.
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The Confessions

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 645

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This work is a frank treatment of Rousseau's sexual and intellectual development. It offers a model for the reflective life: the solitary, uncompromising individual; the enemy of servitude and habit; and the selfish egoist who dedicates himself to a particular ideal.
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Confessions

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192822758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 676

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When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has had a more profound impact on European thought. Rousseau left posterity a model of the reflective life - the solitary, uncompromising individual, the enemy of servitude and habit and the selfish egoist who dedicates his life to a particular ideal. The Confessions recreates the world in which he progressed from incompetent engraver to grand success; his enthusiasm for experience, his love of nature, and his uncompromising character make him an ideal guide to eighteenth-century Europe, and he was the author of some of the most profound work ever written on the relation between the individual and the state.
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The Confessions and Correspondence, Including the Letters to Malesherbes

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611682886

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

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Based on his doctrine of natural goodness, Rousseau intended the Confessions as a testing ground to explore his belief that, as Christopher Kelly writes, "people are to be measured by the depth and nature of their feelings." Re-created here in a meticulously documented new translation based on the definitive Pléiade edition, the work represents Rousseau's attempt to forge connections among his beliefs, his feelings, and his life. More than a "behind-the-scenes look at the private life of a public man," Kelly writes, "the Confessions is at the center of Rousseau's philosophical enterprise."
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