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Henri Rousseau By Daniel Coenn
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Henri Rousseau was a French Post-Impressionist artist in Primitive manner. Ridiculed during his lifetime, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic... More > quality. His best known paintings depict jungle scenes despite the fact that he never left France or saw a jungle. His inspiration came from illustrated books and the botanical gardens in Paris. Along with his exotic scenes there was a concurrent output of smaller topographical images of the city and its suburbs. He claimed to have invented a new genre of portrait landscape, which he achieved by starting a painting with a view such as a favorite part of the city, and then depicting a person in the foreground. Rousseau's flat, seemingly childish style was disparaged by many critics; people often were shocked by his work or mocked it. Many observers commented that he painted like a child, but the work shows erudition with his scrupulous technique.< Less
Politics of Rousseau By Ryan Snider
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Rousseau on Will and Morality By Andreas Sofroniou
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Rousseau was one of the leading figures in the so-called 'Romantic Reaction' which followed the 'Age of Enlightenment'. Rousseau’s works bear all the marks of an intensely emotional faith in... More > the truth of the principles which he advocates. This characteristic made his writings highly elective as propaganda, although they are without the careful logic of the rationalists. Thus, it is generally agreed that the central theme of Rousseau's Social Contract - man's loss of his natural liberties in the modern state played no small part in fanning the flames of discontent which culminated in the French Revolution. Rousseau argues that the social contract provides the solution to this fundamental problem. By this he means that a society founded upon a social contract, will provide its members with both the freedom of the state of nature and the advantages of civil law and order.< Less
ROUSSEAU ON WILL AND MORALITY By Andreas Sofroniou
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Rousseau was one of the leading figures in the so-called 'Romantic Reaction' which followed the 'Age of Enlightenment'. The latter was the name given to the period from about 1650 till late in the... More > eighteenth century when the leading thinkers of both England and France were inspired by a faith in the power of human reason to achieve a final understanding of the universe and to provide a rational guide for human conduct. It is generally agreed that the central theme of Rousseau's Social Contract - man's loss of his natural liberties in the modern state played no small part in fanning the flames of discontent which culminated in the French Revolution. Rousseau argues that the social contract provides the solution to this fundamental problem. By this he means that a society founded upon a social contract, will provide its members with both the freedom of the state of nature and the advantages of civil law and order.< Less
The Works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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This collection has all of the following works: Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Les Confessions) Emile, or Education The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right (Du contrat social)
Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Les Confessions) By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Rousseau's work is notable as one of the first major autobiographies. Prior to his writing the Confessions, the two great autobiographies were Augustine's own Confessions and Saint Teresa's Life of... More > Herself. Both of these works, however, focused on the religious experiences of their authors. The Confessions was one of the first autobiographies in which an individual wrote of his own life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences and personal feelings. Rousseau recognized the unique nature of his work; it opens with the famous words: I have resolved on an enterprise which has no precedent and which, once complete, will have no imitator. My purpose is to display to my kind a portrait in every way true to nature, and the man I shall portray will be myself.< Less
Searching for Cloves and Lilies By Regine Rousseau
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The poems in Searching for Cloves and Lilies began when I asked friends and strangers, "what's your favorite body part?" most people answered my question and opened up to me. Others just... More > smiled at my question, shook their heads, and left it to my imagination. I took their answers and silence, and created these poems. As the poems developed their own lives and their own body parts," they moved through and beyond the physical realm... what will your search bring you in these pages?< Less
Maximum Combat: Finding the Power in Ancient Martial Arts Principles By JD Rousseau
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Do you want maximum power in your martial arts? Then you've got to read MAXIMUM COMBAT! It's an advanced guide that will change the way you view martial arts. Based on ancient martial arts... More > principles, MAXIMUM COMBAT explains the principles behind martial arts moves and shows you how to radically increase your power. This book is packed with specific fighting strategies, and it includes detailed instructions on how to build power multipliers, from understanding the attack line to using body mechanics and physics. MAXIMUM COMBAT is a no-nonsense, real-world guide to maximizing power and using it in life-or-death situations. Written by martial arts and combat expert JD Rousseau, author of the Close Quarter Combat Martial Arts Blog at www.RishiCombat.com. 109 pages, illustrated with Rousseau’s original training diagrams.< Less
Underland By Sebastien Rousseau
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