Jean Jacques Rousseau

1712-1788

 

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Important Facts
  • believed politics and morality are not separate
  • he is considered an opponent of the Enlightenments emphasis on reason
  • believed people should rely more on instinct and emotion
  • state is created to preserve freedom
  • government is a contract between the ruler and citizens
  • wrote The Social Contract

John Locke
Mary Wolstonecraft
Montesquieu
Jean Jacques Rousseau
John Stuart Mill

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