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Las Confesiones Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Las Confesiones

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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ISBN : 9789706511874
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602 pages
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The Confessions is Jean-Jacques Rousseaus autobiography. Covering his 1st 53 years, up to 1765, it was completed in 1769, but unpublished until 1782, four years after his death, even tho he read excerpts of the manuscript publicly at various times.MoreThe Confessions is Jean-Jacques Rousseaus autobiography. Covering his 1st 53 years, up to 1765, it was completed in 1769, but unpublished until 1782, four years after his death, even tho he read excerpts of the manuscript publicly at various times.The Confessions were two distinct works of six books apiece. Books I-VI were written between 1765 & 1767, & published in 1782- books VII-XII were written in 1769-1770, & published in 1789. Rousseau alludes to a 3rd part, but it wasnt completed. Tho the book is flawed—dates are frequently off, some events out of order—he provides an account of the experiences shaping his influential philosophy. For instance, the parts of his own education he liked best are clearly present in his account of ideal education, Emile, or On Education.Rousseaus work is notable as one of the 1st major autobiographies. Prior to his Confessions, the two great autobiographies were Augustines & St Teresas. Both of these works focused on religious experiences. The Confessions was one of the 1st autobiographies in which someone wrote of his own life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences & feelings.