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  1. Rousseau - up until this point, we haven't had writing like Rousseau's Confessions. How did this work alter the course of history?
  2. Rousseau believes that being brutally honest will save him.
  3. In his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness?
  4. Rousseau proclaims -
  5. Greek Narcissus - fell in love with his reflection. Fell into the lake and drowned. Intense, self absorbed focus.
  1. 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.
  2. b Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
  3. c Augustine vs. Rousseau - Augustine views his life experience as something that's important to look back on.
  4. d He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
  5. 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

  1. Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.

5 True/False questions

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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."


  4. 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.


  5. 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 SmithRousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."


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