5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Augustine realizes that he can no longer run from God and he recognizes all the times he has tried to flee God and he realizes that that has made him be miserable and that
God allowed him to be miserable because of it.
- What are the pros to "be true to your own self?"
- In the Romanticism, individual fulfillment is the focus.
- 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.
- a Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
- 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 Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- d 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.
- e 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 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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 says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- local/individual - Rousseau is almost the head of the romanticism.
- Narcissism is the concentration of the self that shuts out others and their needs. Rousseau focuses in heavily on the self, so much so that individualism, or intrapersonal evaluation, becomes almost an obsession -it shows how far one's narcissism or focus on the self can go. Rousseau expresses it through his Confessions and he decides to be completely honest, regardless of the situation. Just be honest with yourself.
- In the Enlightenment, there is reason = knowledge. In the Enlightenment we have the community.
5 True/False Questions
Authenticity - "I am me" 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.
Greek Narcissus - fell in love with his reflection. Fell into the lake and drowned. Intense, self absorbed focus. → 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.
Does it sound arrogant? Yes. We share our testimony to give God glory; that's not arrogant. There can be other reasons. → 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.
Rousseau - up until this point, we haven't had writing like Rousseau's Confessions. How did this work alter the course of history? → Augustine vs. Rousseau - Augustine views his life experience as something that's important to look back on.
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."