Most influential thinker during the 18th century
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
beliefs on government
- Rousseau believed that good government must have the freedom of all its citizens as its most fundamental objective.
- Rousseau believed modern man’s enslavement to his own needs was responsible for all sorts of societal ills, from exploitation and domination of others to poor self-esteem and depression.