Emile, Or on Education (Google eBook)

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NuVision Publications, LLC, Aug 1, 2007 - Education - 464 pages
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Two hundred years before Jean Piaget did a twenty year longitudinal study of his children, Rousseau did this longitudinal study of an imaginary child. This novel is a story of how Rousseau would have raised such a child placed in his charge. As full-time governor of Emile, Rousseau begins his study, not with the intent of discovering how the boy would grow into manhood, but with the conscious intent of shaping and controlling Emile's maturation.
  

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User Review  - Alex Milledge - Goodreads

I am delighted that I read a treatise on child development in my course of reading, and having it written by the flamboyant, precocious womanizing Rousseau. I agreed with him although his views on god ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

I read this book as a parent (so not as a fictional philosophical book, but more as a guide book to raising children). There are some wonderful insights (for example letting children be children, not ... Read full review

Contents

AUTHORS PREFACE
7
BOOK III
139
BOOK IV
185
BOOK V
335
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Page 11 - God makes all things good; man meddles with them and they become evil.
Page 15 - Life is the trade I would teach him. When he leaves me, I grant you, he will be neither a magistrate, a soldier, nor a priest; he will be a man.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) was a leading Genevan philosopher and political theorist and one of the key figures of the Enlightenment.

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