Jan 28, 2022
The First and Second Discourses
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  • Title: The First and Second Discourses
  • Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
[PDF] The First and Second Discourses | by ☆ Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The First and Second Discourses, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The First and Second Discourses One of the most respected translations of this key work of th century philosophy this text includes a brief introduction to the two works as well as abundant notes that range from simple explanations to speculative interpretations

[PDF] The First and Second Discourses | by ☆ Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The First and Second Discourses, The First and Second Discourses One of the most respected translations of this key work of th century philosophy this text includes a brief introduction to the two works as well as abundant notes that range from simple explanatio

Carlo

This was a peculiar reading When I read it first, I had a reaction similar to that of Voltaire when Rousseau sent him a manuscript of one of his later books, The Social Contract I have received your new book against the human race, and thank you for it Never was such a cleverness used in the design of making us all stupid One longs, in reading your book, to walk on all fours But as I have lost that habit for than sixty years, I feel unhappily the impossibility of resuming it This was the strong [...]


Alan

In this early essay written twenty years before Confessions, Rousseau criticizes learning and culture which lead to less ethical behavior He prefers early Rome founded by shepherds to cultured Rome, degenerating under Ovid, Catullus and Martial, that crowd of obscene writers whose names alone arouse shame Rome, once the cradle of virtue, became the theater of crime Cette capital du monde tombe enfin sous le joug qu elle avait impos tout de peuples 15 The capital of the world fell under the same [...]


Zac Sydow

honestly the thought here is boring and common and when he does purposefully contradict himself its rarely worth exploringwig


Matt

Rousseau was the shadow of the Enlightenment During a time in which natural philosophy morphed into physics, Diderot composed his Encyclopedie and Europe reinvented philosophy on the iconoclastic introspection of Descartes, Rousseau was that little fucker in the corner giving the finger to everyone He thought it was all just some nonsense.But not in a sinister way Rousseau simply rejected the assumption that civilization was a boon to humankind Civilization is a shackling chain to the free man F [...]


Thomas

Was Rousseau the first one to blame it on society Probably not, but I suppose few have expressed their complaints about culture with such eloquence I once had a teacher who liked to ask his students to go out on a limb, so I can saw it off Rousseau needs no encouragement in that direction his confidence is overweening, and the limb does get a bit thin at points his anthropology needs a good overhaul, for starters But I love his passion I wish all political writing were as heartfelt and articulat [...]


Skyler Myers

PROs Nice compilation of Rousseau s famous discoursesCONs Brings nothing new to the tableI enjoyed both discourses, agreeing with the second than the first, but finding the first entertaining than the second Rousseau goes off topic quite a bit, but even his off topic rants are interesting.


Bradley Lllllllll

Ridiculous at times, contradictory than once this is Rousseau, after all , but Rousseau still had a knack for highlighting and making the reader ruminate on the pernicious aspects of contemporary society You ll be reading a given paragraph and Rousseau will make some sweeping statement about human nature bonus points if it s misogynistic thankfully, this is a lot less unbearable in that respect than his letter to D Alembert that still has at its core a profound observation on how society makes [...]


Eugenia Turculet

At the first sight, The First and Second Discourses contradict each other However, one must not be fooled by the apparent contradiction Rousseau is, without doubt, a romantic, and he is a bit pessimistic, as he views the development of the society as detrimental to human felicity in both the first and the second discourse If you happen to read this book, which is an easy read, please do read the introduction and Rousseau s notes, as they will allow you to grasp concepts and make connections betw [...]


Stephanie

I thought this was too tough for me to even comprehend when I first began reading it Then, it just clicked and I loved it I even wrote a paper on it in comparison to Kant s works and my teacher thought it was a really great paper the only correction I had to make was to cut up some run on sentences and this was for a grad level class Yay However, I did disagree with some of Rousseau s arguments, but I am not going to discuss them in this here review space.


Christian

What can I say I enjoyed reading this.


Matthew Leroe

Do you not know that numbers of your fellow creatures are starving, for want of what you have too much of You ought to have had the express and universal consent of mankind, before appropriating of the common subsistence than you needed for your own maintenance Destitute of valid reasons to justify and sufficient strength to defend himself, able to crush individuals with ease, but easily crushed himself by a troop of bandits, one against all, and incapable, on account of mutual jealousy, of joi [...]


Jonatan Sotelo

Me gust m s el discurso sobre la desigualdad entre los hombres que el que hace referencia al restablecimiento de las ciencias y las artes.Obra fundamental para comprender la fundaci n y consolidaci n de la sociedad y como esta afect al estado de naturaleza.


Lynn Krois

Our philosophy teacher has always spoken of Rousseau s First Discourse with some kind of irony and I think this passed on to me cause I didn t really take Rousseau s work seriously when I started reading But soon enough I realized that was a great book even though its language is quite old I started to see how it related to the time when Rousseau had lived Being able to see the big picture when reading a philosophical work is what I simply LOVE.


Jean Tessier

Back in high school, I had to read the Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men , but I had never read the first part of the book we had Now, in part out of curiosity and in part out of nostalgia, I decided to take a look at it and maybe even re read the second discourse I wanted to see what I might have missed the first time around.Discourse on the Arts and SciencesAlready, Rousseau has idea that man is fundamentally good and that it is civilization that makes him bad He uphold [...]


Scarlett

Rousseau is the raving madman on the corner, ranting against science, art and civilization, but he is the raving madman you cannot help but listen to and perhaps even not entirely disagree with.


Sethborder

Rousseau certainly argues in favor of some unusual positions in this book, and while not all of his logic has stood the test of time, both discourses were still immensely thought provoking.


Louise9

Book for school, it was interesting but I couldn t get into it


Tamara

Only read the 2nd Discourse.


Riley Haas

Discourse on the Sciences and Arts 3 10 Unless this is a joke and it might very well be , this is horrible stuff The one thing of value I can find in here is beware of the dangers of new, misunderstood technologies, a warning that has been uttered many times, in convincing ways, by better thinkers The rest of this is pure rubbish It is intellectually dishonest he regularly misquotes his authorities, or misrepresents facts to back up his argument, which the editor finds interesting rather than p [...]


Natacha Pavlov

OHN.DIEU I couldn t wait to get through this one For all the hoopla I didn t expect to be this disappointed, so I narrowed it down to a few things He praises nature and the primitive man French l homme sauvage , as if they themselves are devoid of property and self consciousness the latter of which in itself can be construed as very insulting, but likely quite reflective of the times He seems to be favorable to the Bible and even says the spiritual texts are the only ones he never condemned, yet [...]


Emi

We are deceived by the appearance of rightness from On the Art of Poetry, by HoraceIn this discourse, as a devil s advocate maybe, Rousseau goes against the popular current of his time to play the part of a conscience warning against the progress in arts and sciences as new luxury that corrupts morality, promotes inauthenticity, and disguise our state of slavery by creating new forms of dependence A large portion is spent on analyzing the civilized, prideful, and affable man who possesses the ap [...]


Mary

Rousseau s trenchant criticism of the Enlightenment and all the advances in the arts and sciences of XVIIIth century western culture is a perfect example of Enlightenment reasoning These two discourses are answers to essay competitions run by the Academy of Dijon the first essay won the prize and launched Rousseau on a writing career Rousseau says that the wonderful things we get with modernism actually enslave us because we desire them so much For Rousseau, man was content at an earlier point i [...]


Vrenda Pr

Principal nfasis en los principios a priori de la raz n seg n Rousseau amor de s mismo y piedad, como principios casi irreconocibles de la pasi n originaria Aqu me detengo y me dispongo a profundizar sobre la estrecha lectura que se permite hacer sobre el amor de s mismo de aquel hombre originario que lucha contra el orden civil Algo que me cost un poco, ste plano metaf sico que plantea, frente al plano material y aquel que despert mis anhelos revolucionarios Y ac aclaro que stos anhelos revoluc [...]


CJ Bowen

Integrity is even dearer to good men than erudition to the scholarly 34 The needs of the body are the foundations of society, those of the mind make it pleasant 36 Peoples, know once and for all that nature wanted to keep you from being harmed by knowledge just as a mother wrests a dangerous weapon from her child s hands that all the secrets she hides from you are so many evils from which she protects you, and that the difficulty you find in educating yourselves is not the least of her benefits [...]


Zack

While Rousseau didn t have the benefit of advances in the understanding of human history in centuries subsequent to his work, his uncompromisingly critical overview of human civilization contains an exceptional amount of insight into humanity Although he doesn t quite delve into overt cynicism, he lambasts the entire intellectual basis of the Enlightenment, as well as all of the existing power structures he witnessed in his time The influence of his text can be seen in the language of the Declar [...]


Jordi Polo Carres

Al principio era muy esceptico de sus argumentos, especialmente el primer discurso no convencio en absoluto.Pero en el segundo discurso se pone mucho mas interesante y aunque creo que sus argumentos son muy debiles simplemente se imagina como seria la vida de la humanidad en la naturaleza pero no tiene pruebas por ejemplo son argumentos interesantes que me hicieron pensar.Por ejemplo, a mas sofisticacion, mas artificiales somos, y mas infelices por no poder mostrarnos a los demas tal y como somo [...]


Jessica Petree

Date finished reading is an approximation Rousseau was rather entertaining, if only because it was difficult to tease out what he was saying, but I am not a huge fan of him He tends to get on my nerves sometimes Nevertheless, I need to read of his books They were important influences on many other authors It was fascinating to me to see what he really said, versus what I d always been told he said The idea of the noble savage is largely false his savages were not noble.


Lindsey Doolan

Rousseau arguing that science and technology have corrupted man 1st Discourse , and presenting a natural history of mankind 2nd Discourse Fun to read, but goofy My favorite part is at the beginning of the Second Discourse, where he remarks that we should first discard the facts Love it A pre modern post modern.Important thinker the Romantics and Mark Twain would later build on him.


Rachel

Yes, very radical Mostly because he doesn t define any of his terms He will make a blatantly paradoxical statement, know it is blatantly paradoxical and not care In his Second Discourse, he is a little clear in that he establishes the parameters of his discourse.


Olivia

Now it is easy to see that the moral aspect of love is a factitious sentiment born of social practice, end extolled with much skill and care by women in order to establish their rule and to make dominant the sex that should obey Oh no he di int



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