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Questions tagged [jean-jacques-rousseau]

Questions about the Genevan philosopher, writer and musician Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) and his works. He wrote the epistolary novel 'Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse' (1761) and treatises such as 'Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes' (1755), 'Du contrat social' (1762) and 'Émile ou De l’éducation' (1762). He was an influential representative of the Enlightenment. Use this tag with the [french-literature] tag.

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Does Rousseau say that men are slaves of governments and laws?

Jean-Jaques Rousseau wrote Discours sur les sciences et les arts. In the very first part, the third paragraph says the following: Original (French) L'esprit a ses besoins, ainsi que le corps. Ceux-ci ...
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