Jean-Jacques Rousseau



Biography : Born in Geneva in 1712; ran away from an apprenticeship as coppersmith, was placed in an educational institution in Turin (1728), where he converted to Catholicism. Arrived in Paris in 1745, tried himself as writer of operas and operettes. The Parlement de Paris ordered 'Emile' burnt; Rousseau fled France and moved to Neuchatel, then onto Bernese territory, from where ge was expelled. Temporarily stayed in England; later moved back to France. Died in 1778 near Paris.

List of publications

1750 . . Discours sur les sciences et les arts (Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts)
1753 . . Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inegalite parmi les hommes (Discourse on the Origin and the Fundaments of Inequality of Man)
1758 . . Lettre a d'Alembert (Letter to d'Alembert)
1761 . . Julie ou la nouvelle Heloise (Julie, or the new Heloise)
1762 . . Du Contrat social (Of the Social Contract)
1762 . . Emile ou de 1'education (Emile, or the Education)
1762 . . Lettres ecrites de la Montagne (Letters written of the Mountains)







EXTERNAL
FILES
Article Jean-Jacques Rousseau, from Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy; by Blupete
DOCUMENTS Online edition of Rousseai's Emile, from ILT (E, F)
Rousseau, Social Contract, posted by constitution.org
Rousseau, Discoirs sur l'origin et les fondements du Inegalite des hommes, posted by Pierre Chauvet, in French; English translation, from constitution.org
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