Enlightenment Thinkers

Rousseau

Bio:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, known as one of the most influential thinkers during the 18th-century European Enlightenment period, was born on June 28, 1712, in Geneva, Switzerland. His first philosophical work, A Discourse on the Arts and Sciences, discussed how science and arts had caused the corruption of virtue and morality. Rousseau was also a composer and music theorist. One of his greatest was in 1950, he won an essay competition from the Academy of Dijon. He published two extremely important work, "Emile" and "Social Contract.'' One of the first political aimed was constructing political institutions that allow for the co-existence of free and equal citizens in a community.

Connection

Friends of the enlightenment period; Marx & Jared Diamond

Friends of the 21st period; Judith Butler & Noam Chomsky


The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

It says that you can only be so much in the real life but in your dreams you can be anything you want to be.