Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Rousseau by [[Maurice Quentin de La Tour]], 1753 Jean-Jacques Rousseau (, ; ; 28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer. His political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political, economic and educational thought.

His ''Discourse on Inequality'' and ''The Social Contract'' are cornerstones in modern political and social thought. Rousseau's sentimental novel ''Julie, or the New Heloise'' (1761) was important to the development of preromanticism and romanticism in fiction. His ''Emile, or On Education'' (1762) is an educational treatise on the place of the individual in society. Rousseau's autobiographical writings—the posthumously published ''Confessions'' (composed in 1769), which initiated the modern autobiography, and the unfinished ''Reveries of a Solitary Walker'' (composed 1776–1778)—exemplified the late-18th-century "Age of Sensibility", and featured an increased focus on subjectivity and introspection that later characterized modern writing.

Rousseau befriended fellow philosophy writer Denis Diderot in 1742, and would later write about Diderot's romantic troubles in his ''Confessions''. During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophers among members of the Jacobin Club. He was interred as a national hero in the Panthéon in Paris, in 1794, 16 years after his death. Provided by Wikipedia

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Published 1785
Printed for B. White and Son, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street

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Published 1791
Printed for J. Murray, No 32, Fleet-Street

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Published 1773
printed for Alex. Donaldson. Sold at his shop, No 48. St Paul's church-yard, London; and at Edinburgh

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by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Published 1751
Printed by Richard James, at Newton's-Head in Dame-street

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Published 1797
Printed and sold by Barber & Southwick, at Faust's Statue, below the Dutch Church, State-Street
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Published 1773
printed for J. Dickson and C. Elliot

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by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Published 1794
printed for Bell & Bradfute, P. Hill, G. Mudie & Son, and Archibald Constable at the Cross

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by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Published 1782
printed for C. Jackson, Bookseller, No. 26, Anglesea-Street
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by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Published 1767
Printed for J. Johnson and T. Davenport in Pater-noster-row

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Published 1782

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Published 1786

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Published 1780
chez J. Jackson, aux depens de l'editeur, et se vend à Londres chez Dodsley, Cadell, Elmsley, et Strahan
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Published 1782
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by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Published 1761
printed for R. and J. Dodsley, in Pallmall

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by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Published 1795
printed for C. Bathurst, C. Nourse, T. Carnan, F. Newbery, R. Cater, R. Brotherton. W. Johnstone, P. Valliant, N. Conant, T. Davies, L. Davies, A. Millar, R. Tonson, G. Keith, W. Owen, and L. Hawis