Jean-Jacque’s own early learning and upbringing was what we might describe nowadays as ‘at home’ and he looks back sometimes with affection, sometimes with malice on these ‘idyllic’ days. In this section, we explore some of these experiences and his emergence as a controversial essayist on the subject. Rousseau came late to this, producing, only when he was 50, his major educational treatise, Émile.
In the spirit of Rousseau 2016, we also see where some of his ideas perhaps filter into our thinking today. We start here with some musing about the perhaps ‘social implications’ of information ‘screens’.
Andrew Sanders - 24 August 2014
Centre for Society, Religion and Belief
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