Definition of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1. Noun. French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778).

Exact synonyms: Rousseau
Generic synonyms: Philosopher, Author, Writer
Derivative terms: Rousseauan



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
Jean-Claude Duvalier
Jean-Frederic Joliot
Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (current term)
Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac
Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Jean Anouilh
Jean Antoine Watteau
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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Jean Baptiste Lully
Jean Baptiste Racine
Jean Baptiste de Lamarck
Jean Bernard Leon Foucault

Literary usage of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The Encyclopedia wrought the ruin of society, but proposed nothing to take its place; Jean-Jacques Rousseau dreamed of effecting its re-constitution on a ..."

2. A History of Political Theories from Rousseau to Spencer by William Archibald Dunning (1920)
"POLITICAL THEORIES CHAPTER I JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU. Source and Method of His Philosophy THE contributions of Jean Jacques Rousseau to political theory can ..."

3. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"The pride and self-confidence of the Enlightenment were, however, rudely shaken by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), who characterized the arts and ..."

4. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"The pride and self-confidence of the Enlightenment were, however, rudely shaken by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), who characterized the arts and ..."

5. A Text-Book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU. — Essentially democratic, as the early phase of the Enlightenment had been essentially aristocratic, forming at once the culmination ..."

6. Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution by Thomas Paine (1892)
"Translated from the French of JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU, CITIZEN OF GENEVA. ALSO, -A SEARCH FOR TRUTH.- BY OLIVE SCHREINER. Port 8ro, 128 pp., with Portrait; ..."

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