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Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire The Struggle Between Rousseau S Yearning For Solitude And His Need For Society Is The Central Theme Of The ReveriesIn The Two Years Before His Death In , Jean Jacques Rousseau Composed The Ten Meditations Of Reveries Of The Solitary Walker Combining Philosophical Argument With Amusing Anecdotes And Lyrical Desriptive Passages, They Record The Great French Writer S Sense Of Isolation And Alienation From A World Which He Felt Had Rejected His Work As He Wanders Around Paris, Gazing At Plants And Day Dreaming, Rousseau Looks Back Over His Life In Order To Justify His Actions And To Elaborate On His Ideal Of A Well Structured Society Fit For The Noble And Solitary Natural Man


About the Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean Jacques Rousseau remains an important figure in the history of philosophy, both because of his contributions to political philosophy and moral psychology and because of his influence on later thinkers Rousseau s own view of philosophy and philosophers was firmly negative, seeing philosophers as the post hoc rationalizers of self interest, as apologists for various forms of tyranny, and as



10 thoughts on “Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire

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    Les R veries du promeneur solitaire Reveries of the Solitary Walker, Jean Jacques RousseauReveries of the Solitary Walker French Les R veries du promeneur solitaire is an unfinished book by Genevan philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, written between 1776 and 1778 It was the last of a number of works composed toward the end of his life which were deeply autobiographical in nature Previous elements in this group included The C


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    A lovely and refreshing little read The book is easy on the eyes and flows very smoothly A book that captures Rousseau s daydreams while walking rather therapeutic and even sometimes thought provoking Its a light and refreshing read for philosophy lovers who want to cleanse their palate between long philosophical texts.


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    If you read his Confessions, which is one of the great autobiographies, possibly the greatest, you will learn that Jean Jacques Rousseau felt himself persecuted by virtually everyone with whom he was associated Even famous figures of the day such as Denis Diderot and the Scottish Philosopher David Hume were counted by Rousseau as his tormentors Although, from my perspective, I am not qualified to pass judgment on the poor man as he saw h


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    Well, this sounded really good from the description slightly crazy Rousseau at the end of his life, walking, thinking, bitterness, misanthropy, etc.However, in practice, it was like listening to that drunk guy at the bar telling you how everybody is against him, and how he really deserves better, and how he s really a great guy and that he s not really mad at these people he calls them his persecuters no, in fact he s found peace But he emphasi


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    Revery seems to have fallen out of favor nowadays If it s not one of ten million authorities emphasizing the need for efficiency and planned action, or modern evolutionists of all sorts in business, in fitness, in the arts convincing us that if what we re doing isn t in the name of advancement and improvement then it s not worth doing, or just us telling ourselves that we must keep up with everything and everyone else and so have no time to swim aroun


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    For a long time I put up a resistance as violent as it was fruitless.


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    These hours of solitude and meditation are the only time of the day when I am completely myself, without distraction or hindrance, and when I can truly say that I am what nature intended me to be Second Walk For, although I am perhaps the only person in the world to whom destiny has decreed that he should live in this way, I cannot believe that I am the only person to have such a natural inclination for it, although I have so far not come across it in anyone else


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    Maybe I m psychotic too but I really sympathised with Rousseau and the difficulties plaguing this marvellously intelligent man Reading the Reveries it is so hard to believe that his walks were written over 200 years ago Some may dismiss him as mad but for me I really think he was overly sensitive and suffered for a good part of his life from a persecution complex He was also melodramatic, i.e Everything is finished for me on this earth This doesn t prevent him from writin


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    You can see this book as the man looking at his life and seeking a peace with himself Lots of people do I m a sod, though, so I just seen an endless whinge, a complaint lodged with the Almighty for the mistreatment the author has suffered at the hands of the Universe The man had an appalling time of it but when you read this book you can see why I ve never read anything so annoying, so self commiserating, so self obsessed It makes you want to give him a hard time, and a lot of p


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    We all have our melodramatic moments Rousseau seems to have nothing but He wanders around the French countryside all why does no one liiiiiike me It s so looooonely at the top If he had been a teenager at the same time I was, he would have totally shopped at Hot Topic and I totally would have made fun of him not to his face, I wasn t popular enough to merit that for expressing the same curious blend of self deprecation and narcissism that I felt at the same time, that really most teena


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