5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- How does Rousseau exemplify the dominant values of his time period?
- Jean Jacques Rousseau -
- Does it sound arrogant? Yes. We share our testimony to give God glory; that's not arrogant. There can be other reasons.
- Cons "to your own self be true?"
- What are the pros to "be true to your own self?"
- a 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.
- b Selfish, sinful. Heart is deceitful among all things - scripture says to have a healthy skepticism of yourself. Romantic writers don't have this viewpoint.
- c 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.
- d Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
- e Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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 says "There is no one else in the world like me. I am unique." Where does this uniqueness come from? Focus on the individual.
- 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.
- Section on individualism. Nature. Read.
- 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.
5 True/False 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. → Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
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.
Rousseau believes that being brutally honest will save him. → 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.
Would you know whether today is important or not? You may guess that certain events are important or not. → 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 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."