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Review: Emile: Or On Education

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

Review: Emile: Or On Education

User Review  - Emile - Goodreads

Two objections are often made to this work: one about hypocrisy and one about misogyny. Both are misguided. Somewhere near the beginning of Book III, in a footnote to his wish that Émile not become a ... Read full review

Review: Emile: Or On Education

User Review  - Patrice - Goodreads

Rousseau is a romantic. He admitted that his early readings of romance novels stayed with him all his life. He was also a bit crazy. Hume, his friend, said he was always a bit mad but in old age he ... Read full review

Review: Emile: Or On Education

User Review  - Dannielle - Goodreads

Great book and still relevant in my opinion. I think society would be better off if we took his advice and raised our children ourselves instead of sending them off to daycare (or using midwives in ... Read full review

Review: Emile: Or On Education

User Review  - Hortense - Goodreads

Absurdly, I am indebted, deeply indebted to this book. It was Rousseau's discussion of the feel of sensitized spaces between the surface of the skin and objects, like walls, when you are blind or have ... Read full review

Review: Emile: Or On Education

User Review  - Musi Kilic - Goodreads

This book is dripping with outdated sexism, but that aside I agree with many of Rousseau's arguments. The main points I agreed with are: freedom, happiness, necessity and experience. Simply put Emile is supposed to grow up free, unspoiled, and learn through everyday events no just in a classroom. Read full review

Review: Emile: Or On Education

User Review  - Dominic - Goodreads

Reading this tome was an equally delightful and discomforting one, as a lover of literature, great ideas, and feminist egalitarianism. On one hand, it is obvious that Rousseau was a true visionary ... Read full review

Review: Emile: Or On Education

User Review  - Leandra Cate - Goodreads

I read this book many years ago in French lit and felt it to be full of profound new thoughts. I recently realized I had never read it in translation and got an English copy. My translation seems to ... Read full review


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