Jean Jacques Rousseau Influence

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Who is the first person who comes to mind when speaking of the Enlightenment Era? In the case of many, one very prominent figure, comes to mind, by the name of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. A fellow French philosopher, writer, and composer, Rousseau surely does catch the attention of many with his extravagant occupations and ideas. Influenced by earlier philosophers such as Voltaire and John Locke, Rousseau expressed his voice in various subjects, ranging from human rights to the idea of society corrupting man. For this reason, Rousseau would soon generate a fan base and an influence through the subjects he openly spoke about. In the end, Rousseau had ultimately left a legacy behind, an influence, and the works that brought him his recognition in the first place. There comes a day for every human being where you first open your eyes and is introduce to a world filled with prosperity and brilliance, as for Jean-Jacques Rousseau that would be on June 28, 1712, in Geneva, Switzerland. The story of Jean-Jacques Rousseau first …show more content…
Thus the arts and sciences owe their birth to our vices.” On the contrary, Rousseau’s political belief stands with the idea that a state must be ruled by the “general will” of its citizens. A prime

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