5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Rousseau - up until this point, we haven't had writing like Rousseau's Confessions. How did this work alter the course of history?
- Rousseau believes that being brutally honest will save him.
- In his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness?
- Rousseau proclaims -
- Greek Narcissus - fell in love with his reflection. Fell into the lake and drowned. Intense, self absorbed focus.
- a He will be completely honest, he is unique. While he claims to be the most unique individual, he states that he must be true to yourself.
- b Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
- c Augustine vs. Rousseau - Augustine views his life experience as something that's important to look back on.
- d He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1) Feeling is the guide of conduct 2) It glorifies the imagination and romantic love 3) Believes the common people are morally superior to the upper classes.
- Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
5 True/False questions
In the Enlightenment, men believed they could use reason and logic to discover universal principles. To Romanticism we switched over to the... → local/individual - Rousseau is almost the head of the romanticism.
Why is this story historically relevant? → 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.
Rousseau puts the imagination to the forefront. He says its good. → Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
In the Romanticism, individual fulfillment is the focus. → 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.
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 → Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."