Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was one of the most influential thinkers during the Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Europe. His works were, and are, widely read, and he has been firmly established as a significant intellectual figure. His works and ideas influenced several noted philosophers and leaders of the French Revolution.
Dr. Johnson may have been correct in saying that 'Rousseau was a very bad man,' but none can argue that his ideas are among the most influential in all of world history. It was Rousseau, the father of the romantic movement, who was responsible for introdu...[SEE MORE]