5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Tradition still anchored experience back in the Enlightenment. Then, the ideal of joyous liberation from this experience was important: a child has superior insight because they are innocent.
- Rousseau puts the imagination to the forefront. He says its good.
- What are the pros to "be true to your own self?"
- Why is this story historically relevant?
- Rousseau believes that being brutally honest will save him.
- a Because this was ridiculously radical at the time of when this was written. He says that if one is self-aware, one can earn salvation.
- b New and Old - mischaracterize the American Revolution - not caused by the romantic movement. There are political implications. Democracy > Hierarchy. Before there was this sense of place.
- c He claims to be radically honest. In the sixth book, he fears Hell. He wonders if he'll go. He throws the rock at the tree--he's SAVED. Homework - really read/carefully read.
- d Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
- e Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- What are Rousseau's new moral assumptions? Happiness equals moral achievement. He believed that the individual should be completely honest, he holds beliefs in self-knowledge (intrapersonal examination), and feelings are important.
- 19th Century - Romanticism - implies a new emphasis on imagination, feeling, and value of the primitive and untrammeled, kind or "man." We have a real focus on the individual.
- Autobiographies give the author an opportunity to go back over their lives. Augustine writes about he was running from God. He fathered a child out of wedlock. Riches. In learning, knowledge, philosophy -traveling, fleeing from his mother. Augustine's a brilliant man, but Rousseau is similar. He is also brilliant.
- Rousseau makes illusions and references to the original confession. When you write an autobiography, you have to have a pretty strong ego. You've got to say that my life is important enough for you to read about it. <<GOOD TITLE.
5 True/False questions
In his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness? → He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
Does it sound arrogant? Yes. We share our testimony to give God glory; that's not arrogant. There can be other reasons. → Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
Feeling is the primary vehicle of knowing in the Romanticism. → Rousseau says "There is no one else in the world like me. I am unique." Where does this uniqueness come from? Focus on the individual.
Authenticity - "I am me" in the romanticism. → In the Enlightenment, there is reason = knowledge. In the Enlightenment we have the community.
Laissez faire = leave it alone. People respond. If there's a natural disaster on the coast, people need sheet rock. Plywood. Well, if the government comes and says you can only charge $20 a sheet of plywood, there's no incentive. If you can go down there, and help out, you can make a quick profit. Prices will eventually go back down. If you leave it alone, the market will self regulate<<thought up by Adam Smith → Section on individualism. Nature. Read.