Jean Jacques Rosseau was a 18th century philosopher and aouthor.
Born 1712 in switzerland, geneva, His mother died after his birth. Ten years later his father leaves him to run away from jail, due to an illegal duel. He was then raised by his aunt and uncle. he became the apprentice of an engraver, but ran away three years later. then he met madame Louise de Warens, who became his secret lover. in 1742 Jean Jacques went to paris where he met Denis Diderot, and helped him to complete Diderots Encyklopedia. Rosseau was very creative and found many ways to explain his philosophy. He believed that humans are inherently good, But are corrupted by society and that all people must enter into a social contract that requires people to recognize a collective "good will" which represents the common good or public interest. all citizens should participate and should be committed to the good of all, even if it is not in their personal best interest. He believed that living for the common good promotes liberty and equality.
Rosseau was a big supporter of educations. He said: We are born weak, we need strength,helpless we need aid; foolish we need reason.
He also claimed: Man is born free, everywhere he is in chains. His novel Emelie emphasizes how allowing free expression and a focus on the environment instead of repressing curiosity will produce a well-balanced, freethinking child. He also believed that women needed to be educated as well as men, but in different directions.emphasizes how allowing free expression and a focus on the environment instead of repressing curiosity will produce a well-balanced, freethinking child. He also believed that women needed to be educated as well as men, but in different directions. He also believed that children should be educated in what he or she is interested in.
After A life of moving around from place to place (not everyone supported his thoughts and ideas!), he died in 1778 from a brain bleeding.