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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

(1712—1778) French philosopher and writer

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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(1712–1778), Swiss-French philosopher, political theorist, writer, and composer. ...

Rousseau made his name among the philosophes

Rousseau and Romanticism

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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critical work by Irving Babbitt. ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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(1712–1778), Swiss author in French, autodidact, and educational philosopher. Rousseau's conception of childhood and his criticism of children's ...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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(1709–1778) ...

A French philosopher who profoundly shaped eighteenth-century thought on a number of fronts, including education, religion, music,

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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Rousseau began his career with musical publications, culminating in an operetta, Le Devin du village (1752). However, with ...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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(Geneva, 1712–78, Ermenonville), ...

French-Swiss man of letters and novelist, who fostered the love of nature and the cult

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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His witty salon fairy tale ‘La Reine Fantasque’ (‘Queen Fantastic’, 1754) reflects many of his educational, social, and political ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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of the Age of Reason, whose ideas about society helped to shape the political events that resulted in the French ...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

(1712–78), ...

Genevan philosopher and novelist. A major if controversial contributor to the European *Enlightenment [32], he

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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(1712–78). ...

Rousseau is best known for his contributions to political philosophy, with his Social Contract (1762)

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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(1712–78). ...

Born in Geneva, his mother dying at his birth and his father deserting him when he was

Rousseau and education

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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In Émile (1762) Rousseau presented a view of childhood and human nature which continues to inform educational thinking. ...

Rousseau, Jean‐Jacques

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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(1712–78). ...

Swiss writer, one of the most influential and controversial figures ever to write in French. From

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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(1712–78). ...

French philosopher of Swiss birth. Despite his training as an engraver, the visual arts had little appeal

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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2010
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a leading Enlightenment thinker, was perhaps most famous for his appeal to the “state of nature” as ...

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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(1712–78) ... French philosopher. Although author of the *anti-theatrical polemic known as the Lettre à M. d'Alembert, in the 1740s and 1750s Rousseau sought success as a ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Music

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He undertook his own musical education while teaching at Neuchâtel and Lausanne. After a visit to Venice in 1743 he composed and produced ...

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
(1712–78), French author, amateur botanist, social philosopher, and influential protagonist of romanticism. ... He believed in innate virtue and consigned his five bastard ... More
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Virginia Scott

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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(1712–78) ...

French philosopher, writer, and composer. Although author of the anti-theatrical polemic known as the Lettre à M. d'Alembert...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Swiss philosopher, composer, and writer on music. While working as copyist, devised new system of music notation, which he published in ...

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