5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What is narcissism? How does Rousseau express the narcissistic side of Romanticism?
- How does Rousseau exemplify the dominant values of his time period?
- Jean Jacques Rousseau -
- 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
- Does it sound arrogant? Yes. We share our testimony to give God glory; that's not arrogant. There can be other reasons.
- 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 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.
- c Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
- d 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.
- e Section on individualism. Nature. Read.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- 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.
- In the Enlightenment, there is reason = knowledge. In the Enlightenment we have the community.
- 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
Why is this story historically relevant? → 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.
Rousseau believes that being brutally honest will save him. → Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
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 his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness? → Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
Rousseau proclaims - → 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.