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Émile ou de l'éducation

SUMMARY Á Émile ou de l'éducation Rception of the true meaning and significance of the issues being examined in the work The result is a clear readable and highly engrossing text that at the same time offers a wholly new sense of the importance and relevance of Rousseau's thought to usIn addition to his translation Bloom provides a brilliant introduction that relates the structure and themes of the book to the vital preoccup. The Educated Human26 January 2016 To say that Rousseau has a low opinion of humanity is an understatement he absolute despises the corrupting nature of humans and the effect upon the world around them This is clearly summed up in his opening statementGod makes all things good man meddles with them and they become evil Actually Rousseau has an interesting view of reality the world is initially good and people are free however from the moment of birth the corrupting influence of humanity comes to the fore and seeks to enslave the child this book is a treatise on how to insulate the child from this corrupting influence and thus to create a new and evolved human through education The problem with Rousseau is that he does not seem to recognise that human corruption is a part of their nature as opposed to something that comes about through interaction with society and as such despite being isolated from society the child will still be corrupt In a way it is sort of like a genetic disorder that is passed down through the parents meaning that if the parents are corrupt then the child will inherit that corruption despite the parents attempting to insulate the child from the corrupting nature of society As you have probably guessed this text and it is a pretty long one mind you Rousseau himself indicated in his foreword that he initially intended it to be uite short but unfortunately it blew out to beyond all proportions is about the best way to educate a child however it goes beyond that to theorise on how to craft and mould the child into becoming what Rousseau considered to be an enlightened human and to do so he realises that one cannot simply isolate the child from society for there must come a time when the child will partake in society particularly when it comes time for the child to marry However the conclusion is the belief that if the child is educated properly right up to and including marriage then it will form the foundations of a new and enlightened culture as the educated child will then pass that knowledge and training onto his children The Education System I m going to have to say that I m not hugely familiar with the system of education back in Rousseau s days however it was certainly not the system that we are exposed to today My understanding was that back in Rousseau s day children were educated through the use of private tutors and apprenticeships If a child were highborn that is a member of the aristocracy then private tutors would be brought in to teach the children and in many cases this education simply involved how one was to conduct oneself in such social circles In fact I would go as far as to suggest that a lot of the aristocracy of these days probably weren t educated or at least they weren t educated in the way we understand education However they no doubt were literate and would have been exposed not just to the teachings of the church but also to the writings of the ancients and in some cases contemporaries unless their writings had been banned which was not all that uncommon The lower classes tended to be apprenticed and their training would be similar to what we understand as on the job training The idea of going to school and deciding on a career simply did not exist one s career had been decided by birth and that career was either in the family business or based upon when one was born as well as one s gender Females generally would not be given the same education as where the men and they certainly weren t taught to be literate One of the problems I found with this book though was that this sexism does permeate uite deeply despite the fact that Rousseau does state that with the exception of some physiological differences men and women are basically the same However that does not necessarily mean that our modern system of education is better in fact I would have to argue that in many cases it is worse I suspect that if Rousseau were to be grabbed by Bill and Ted and taken to modern day San Dimas he would be absolutely appalled isn t it interesting that when the people of historical significance explored modern day San Dimas they were all pretty impressed The thing with our modern system of education is that it is a by product of industrialisation Children are all seen as similar products and are put through a machine with the idea of them emerging identical at the end In a sense it not only assumes that everybody is the same it works on the principle that one can grade a student s performance on a standardised test There is one big problem with that as is exemplified by this cartoon Okay I went through school before they came out with this wonderful idea of standardised testing however there were still elements of it during the time I was there The idea of having an exam at the end of every year or even tests throughout the year worked on the principle that everybody could write a perfect essay or everybody was good at maths The problem is that this is simply not true I remember when one teacher said to the class that when he handed out an essay assignment that all of the essays when submitted were to be identical to each other In fact he even wrote the entire essay on the board to illustrate what he expected Needless to say I dropped that class and went on to do maths and science It is not necessarily the teacher s fault though as the teacher can only work with the tools given to them and the fact that teachers are severely underpaid is a problem in and of itself I personally believe that they should be given a lot credit than they are by society but I suspect that modern society hates teachers because as children we hated our teachers In a way this is what it has become However one thing that I will point out before I move on is that one of the ideas especially for the later years of highschool and university is that the student is supposed to become specialised That is the earlier years brings out the child s strengths and weaknesses and in the later years the child then pursues subjects that play on the child s strengths Of course I could also write about how the modern education system is also a form of mass indoctrination but I will leave it at that for the time being On Religion The main focus of this book is about education but Rousseau needed to touch upon a number of aspects of his society to be able to explain this philosophy on how to train somebody to become an enlightened individual and one of these areas is religion I have noticed that many seem to believe Rousseau to be while not an atheist at least a humanist but this could not be further from the truth The idea of humanism is that humanity is the peak of the evolutionary ladder and that which humanity creates is worth paying attention In fact our understanding of society and how to progress should come out of the whole body of human knowledge The problem is that Rousseau considers humans to be thoroughly corrupt meaning that anything that is written by a human simply cannot be trusted and this is very much the case with religion Rousseau believes in the existence of God however he points out that the problem with knowing the characteristics of god simply comes down to referring to human knowledge which he considers corrupt While be points out that in Europe at the time as well as across the globe there were all these groups claiming that their understanding of religion was the one true way it all boils down to one thing human understanding which is untrustworthy Rousseau is basically a natural theologian in that his understanding of any spiritual reality can only come through observing nature however he the goes on to conclude his treatise on religion by referring back to Christianity and in fact pointing to Christ His belief is that the horrendousness of Christ s death and the fact that he was mocked and brutalised adds to the truth behind Christ s claims simply because it is so absurd The idea of God becoming a human is ridiculous enough but subjecting himself to arrest mockery an unjust trial and probably one of the most barbaric forms of execution is outright bizarre In fact his suggestion is that it is so bizarre that it simply has to be true Mind you he does touch on the idea of fundamentalism and he does provide a warning that one needs to be very circumspect when talking about religion and belief systems as a whole because there is a danger that the child if not taught properly or even not taught at all would become a fanatic The Social Sphere Another idea that I picked up from this book was how decadent Rousseu s viewed the world of the French aristocrats It was a world of high society of debauchery and of political machinations No doubt this came about through their learning particularly with the ancients This is why Rousseau suggests one should be really circumspect on what they should be taught and that there is only a handful of ancient texts that the student should be exposed to In a way life in the upper crust of French society at the time was little different to that among the Roman patricians While it has been a while since I have seen it the film which is based on a book Dangerous Liaisons paints a very clear picture of what it was like This is probably why Rousseau when he comes to the end of the book suggests that his protegee and his wife should leave the city and live in a modest cottage in the country In his mind the city is one massive cesspit of corrupting influence and despite all of the work in training Emile he knew that if Emile were to remain in the city especially Paris where much of the politics would be played out then all of this hard work would be undone in short time As mentioned Rousseau believed humanity to be corrupt and when humans got together in large numbers then this corruption would increase exponentially Marriage I wish to finish off here namely because I found that this was probably the most unrealistic aspect of the treatise The idea is that there will come a time when Emile will need to marry and as such for the experiment to work Rousseau will need to find what I considered to be the perfect woman However there is one problem So my big uestion is did Rousseau or even somebody later actually put this into practice and did the whole experiment crash and burn when it came time for Emile to marry バジリスク〜甲賀忍法帖〜(5) provides a brilliant introduction that relates the structure and themes of the book to the vital Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love preoccup. The Educated Human26 January 2016 To say that Rousseau has a low opinion of humanity is an understatement he absolute despises the corrupting nature of humans and the effect upon the world around them This is clearly summed up in his opening statementGod makes all things good man meddles with them and they become evil Actually Rousseau has an interesting view of reality the world is initially good and Les gardiens de la lagune (1) people are free however from the moment of birth the corrupting influence of humanity comes to the fore and seeks to enslave the child this book is a treatise on how to insulate the child from this corrupting influence and thus to create a new and evolved human through education The La plomberie en PER,PVC et multicouche problem with Rousseau is that he does not seem to recognise that human corruption is a Les cinq gardiens de la parole perdue part of their nature as opposed to something that comes about through interaction with society and as such despite being isolated from society the child will still be corrupt In a way it is sort of like a genetic disorder that is Fais pas dans le porno passed down through the La guerre des Clans version illustrée, cycle III - tome 02 : En fuite ! (2) parents meaning that if the Sardine de l'espace - tome 7 - Pizza Tomik parents are corrupt then the child will inherit that corruption despite the 3. La guerre des clans II : Aurore (03) parents attempting to insulate the child from the corrupting nature of society As you have Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats: Over 100 Recipes for the Modern Baker probably guessed this text and it is a The Rook, au service surnaturel de sa majesté (1) pretty long one mind you Rousseau himself indicated in his foreword that he initially intended it to be uite short but unfortunately it blew out to beyond all Des mots sans culottes proportions is about the best way to educate a child however it goes beyond that to theorise on how to craft and mould the child into becoming what Rousseau considered to be an enlightened human and to do so he realises that one cannot simply isolate the child from society for there must come a time when the child will El turco: Diez siglos a las puertas de Europa (Historia) partake in society Enquête dans le brouillard particularly when it comes time for the child to marry However the conclusion is the belief that if the child is educated La ballade de Pern - intégrale properly right up to and including marriage then it will form the foundations of a new and enlightened culture as the educated child will then Bien rédiger pour le Web, 4e édition: Stratégie de contenu pour améliorer son référencement naturel pass that knowledge and training onto his children The Education System I m going to have to say that I m not hugely familiar with the system of education back in Rousseau s days however it was certainly not the system that we are exposed to today My understanding was that back in Rousseau s day children were educated through the use of Nips XI Takeaways private tutors and apprenticeships If a child were highborn that is a member of the aristocracy then Josefine Mutzenbacher oder Die Geschichte einer wienerischen Dirne von ihr selbst erzählt private tutors would be brought in to teach the children and in many cases this education simply involved how one was to conduct oneself in such social circles In fact I would go as far as to suggest that a lot of the aristocracy of these days Fahrenheit 451 probably weren t educated or at least they weren t educated in the way we understand education However they no doubt were literate and would have been exposed not just to the teachings of the church but also to the writings of the ancients and in some cases contemporaries unless their writings had been banned which was not all that uncommon The lower classes tended to be apprenticed and their training would be similar to what we understand as on the job training The idea of going to school and deciding on a career simply did not exist one s career had been decided by birth and that career was either in the family business or based upon when one was born as well as one s gender Females generally would not be given the same education as where the men and they certainly weren t taught to be literate One of the Watchtower problems I found with this book though was that this sexism does The Prestige permeate uite deeply despite the fact that Rousseau does state that with the exception of some Dari Subuh hingga Malam physiological differences men and women are basically the same However that does not necessarily mean that our modern system of education is better in fact I would have to argue that in many cases it is worse I suspect that if Rousseau were to be grabbed by Bill and Ted and taken to modern day San Dimas he would be absolutely appalled isn t it interesting that when the Petites habitudes, grandes réussites: 51 pratiques inspirantes pour devenir la meilleure version de soi-même (EYROLLES) people of historical significance explored modern day San Dimas they were all Développez votre site web avec le framework Symfony3 (OpenClassrooms) pretty impressed The thing with our modern system of education is that it is a by Leaving Atlanta A Novel product of industrialisation Children are all seen as similar Dictionnaire amoureux de Mozart products and are Extrait Les 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MS problem is that this is simply not true I remember when one teacher said to the class that when he handed out an essay assignment that all of the essays when submitted were to be identical to each other In fact he even wrote the entire essay on the board to illustrate what he expected Needless to say I dropped that class and went on to do maths and science It is not necessarily the teacher s fault though as the teacher can only work with the tools given to them and the fact that teachers are severely underpaid is a Strate-à-gemmes problem in and of itself I Dealing Flesh: A Good Girl's Journey through Sex Addiction & How She Became an Authentic Woman personally believe that they should be given a lot credit than they are by society but I suspect that modern society hates teachers because as children we hated our teachers In a way this is what it has become However one thing that I will Je me libère du sucre: Mon programme naturopathique en 8 semaines (Je mange sain) point out before I move on is that one of the ideas especially for the later years of highschool and university is that the student is supposed to become specialised That is the earlier years brings out the child s strengths and weaknesses and in the later years the child then Cómo Doblar tu Velocidad de Lectura en una Tarde pursues subjects that Trouver Le Bon Job Grâce Au Réseau play on the child s strengths Of course I could also write about how the modern education system is also a form of mass indoctrination but I will leave it at that for the time being On Religion The main focus of this book is about education but Rousseau needed to touch upon a number of aspects of his society to be able to explain this N'attends pas que les orages passent et apprends à danser sous la pluie (Romans Eyrolles) philosophy on how to train somebody to become an enlightened individual and one of these areas is religion I have noticed that many seem to believe Rousseau to be while not an atheist at least a humanist but this could not be further from the truth The idea of humanism is that humanity is the White Brother Disposal peak of the evolutionary ladder and that which humanity creates is worth Manuel technique du maçon - Volume 1: Matériaux, outils, techniques paying attention In fact our understanding of society and how to Duke - tome 1 - La boue et le sang progress should come out of the whole body of human knowledge The Duke - Tome 1 - La boue et le sang (French Edition) problem is that Rousseau considers humans to be thoroughly corrupt meaning that anything that is written by a human simply cannot be trusted and this is very much the case with religion Rousseau believes in the existence of God however he Night School points out that the The School of Night problem with knowing the characteristics of god simply comes down to referring to human knowledge which he considers corrupt While be Rush Limbaugh in Night School points out that in Europe at the time as well as across the globe there 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SUMMARY Á Émile ou de l'éducation Alan Bloom's new translation of Emile Rousseau's masterpiece on the education and training of the young is the first in than seventy years In it Bloom whose magnificent translation of Plato's Republic has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text again brings together the translator's gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosopher's pe. I recently read Durant s The Story of Philosophy In that he said that it was a pity that philosophy had become uite so obsessed with epistemology worrying about how we think rather than ethics worrying about how we can live a good life Durant saw a time in the not too distant future when philosophy would get over epistemology and become once a kind of thinking persons self help club In many ways this book is a version of how to live a good life no better how to educate people so that they are able to live a good life A lot of it might have you hoping philosophy sticks with epistemology for a wee while yetJust about every time Jean Jacues mentions women in this expect either that your blood will boil or run cold That the smartest of men could say and believe the dumbest things is a constant source of amazement to me On the good side like Plato he believes girls need to be educated and to play an active role in society but he also believes that women are meant for uite other things than men and that these separate roles are decided by nature and are therefore impossible to changeJust about the only thing I knew about Rousseau prior to reading this was that he believed in the noble savage That is that it is society that is the cause of all corruption in the world and that humans in their natural state are pretty well wonderful to each other So it is reasonable to guess that he is going to also think that the proper way to educate people is to do so in accordance with natural principles of one kind or another And this is his lasting influence I thinkI ve recently read Dewey s Democracy and Education and I was surprised at how often Dewey referred to Rousseau and this book I had also recently read The Social Animal which is a bit of a homage to this book in many ways expressly so So reading this was becoming increasingly important To understand the ongoing importance of this book to education it might be best to start with what is the opposite view to Jean Jacues Remember how bored you were for so much of your time at school Well a lot of the reason for this was that you were being asked to remember stuff that you weren t really all that interested in If it ever occurred to you to say to your teacher Look enough of this shit already I m bored out of my bloody mind can t you torture flies or something rather than torturing me Your teacher would just as likely say to you Now listen you snotty nosed little bastard it is hard enough having to teach this crap to an empty headed fool like you but what you have got to realise is that although this stuff is as boring as bat shit now give it a couple of years and you ve no idea just how important it will all turn out to be Education in this model is always something for some time in the future a time that is always unspecified and will help in ways that can t really be put into words right now That kids buckle under and keep on learning in a kind of half sleep says much much about power relationships within classrooms than it does about anything else The anything else here being what is important for kids to learn how is it best to teach them and what is it that they are actually learning when we force them to attend to this crap anyway Rousseau makes this point beautifully when he is discussing what happens when you teach kids the catechism When I was a child my family used to have a record of Brendan Grace doing a comedy routine about a priest asking a group of boys uestions for their confirmation Not being Catholic there was always a sense of naughtiness in getting this insight into the happenings in that other world One uestion was What is the mystery of the trinity And the boy who is asked replies in an accent the priest cannot understand Three divine persons all in the one God The priest says he doesn t understand and the boy says You re not supposed to understand it s a mystery isn t it Rousseau says that if you want to see just how effective such teaching is such rote learning despite the utter lack of understanding or even a lack of an expectation of an understanding on the part of the student all one needs do is talk to the student about the subject outside of their learned rehearsed response Once out of role not only do you see they have understood none of it at all but also that their understanding is actually uite off from your intention Why Well mostly because what they are being asked to learn has no relevance or interest to them now So at best they remember disconnected pieces rather than anything like a consistent wholeNow think about what we are teaching kids by teaching them this We are teaching them that it isn t important for them to understand anything properly but that they will get a pat on the back if they have been able to parrot back what appear to be meaningless jumbles of words in or less the right orderWhat the child understands doesn t really matter in the least what matters is that they have their heads get filled with knowledge that will make sense sometime So is there an alternative to this Well according to Rousseau there is and that is to teach according to what the child is interested in learning and needs to know now And if you want to teach the child something that they are currently not interested in learning then it is up to you to find a way to make learning that thing essential for the child in the here and now For example he talks about getting his student lost in the woods so that he can teach the child the importance of knowing how to find directions from the position of the sun and therefore how the earth travels around the sun and how the sun shifts position in the sky according to the time of the year The point is as anyone with kids knows kids live in the present If that is the case you really do need to teach them in the present too When people see the point of something then learn is as easily as breathing That is what we humans do we are learning machines But it is so easy to make it hard for kids to learn and to convince them they are not good learners And the best way to achieve this is to try to force them to learn stuff they have no interest in or even any way of working out what possible interest they might have in itNow all that is the good bit of this book You have to know that this book was written for a very small group of people that is nice people who are able to afford servants This is about how to go about the education of boys but not any boys only a very few well off boys It wouldn t take a lot to be turned off this book entirely The long and rather boring discussion of religion the sexism the endless marriage preparations and the classism weren t really my cup of tea All the same the bits of this that are good are particularly good

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SUMMARY Á Émile ou de l'éducation Ation's of our own age particularly in the field of education but also generally to the current concerns about the limits and possibilities of human nature Thus in this translation Emile long a classic in the history of Western thought and educational theory becomes something a prescription fresh and dazzling for the bringing up of autonomous responsible that is truly democratic human beings. Reading this tome was an eually delightful and discomforting one as a lover of literature great ideas and feminist egalitarianism On one hand it is obvious that Rousseau was a true visionary and a master of language I am truly in awe of what he is trying to accomplish here As a philosophical exercise of incredible scope Emile is incredible I couldn t help but ask myself Where are the visionaries of todayIn another sense though it is certainly difficult to swallow Rousseau s misogyny his depiction of Sophie despite her namesake is sadly small and limited He reduces her worth to that of an appendage of men Yet I ultimately feel that Rousseau cannot be faulted for the sexism of his time Rousseau did not have the pleasure of being born in a time when he could have been influenced by the feminist vision that would soon follow yet he still ATTEMPTS to understand women Emile in fact spurred Mary Wollstonecraft to write her seminal Vindication on the Rights of Women For surely Rousseau s love of freedom and commitment to breaking the restricting chains of society would eventually inspire him to want to release all humans from the straightjacket of gender as wellSo while Rousseau surely fails in his reading of gender femalemale nature and while this does blacken his argument immensely I actually believe Rousseau s vision is helpful than harmful to feminists and egalitarians For the I think about this book the my mind expands to fullness with the breadth of human possibility exactly the thing Wollstonecraft demanded for all human beings Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches particularly in the field of education but also generally to the current concerns about the limits and Of Chameleons and Gods African Writers Series possibilities of human nature Thus in this translation Emile long a classic in the history of Western thought and educational theory becomes something a Karna The Unsung Hero of the Mahabharata prescription fresh and dazzling for the bringing up of autonomous responsible that is truly democratic human beings. Reading this tome was an eually delightful and discomforting one as a lover of literature great ideas and feminist egalitarianism On one hand it is obvious that Rousseau was a true visionary and a master of language I am truly in awe of what he is trying to accomplish here As a Perception philosophical exercise of incredible scope Emile is incredible I couldn t help but ask myself Where are the visionaries of todayIn another sense though it is certainly difficult to swallow Rousseau s misogyny his depiction of Sophie despite her namesake is sadly small and limited He reduces her worth to that of an appendage of men Yet I ultimately feel that Rousseau cannot be faulted for the sexism of his time Rousseau did not have the Die swaard verteer pleasure of being born in a time when he could have been influenced by the feminist vision that would soon follow yet he still ATTEMPTS to understand women Emile in fact spurred Mary Wollstonecraft to write her seminal Vindication on the Rights of Women For surely Rousseau s love of freedom and commitment to breaking the restricting chains of society would eventually inspire him to want to release all humans from the straightjacket of gender as wellSo while Rousseau surely fails in his reading of gender femalemale nature and while this does blacken his argument immensely I actually believe Rousseau s vision is helpful than harmful to feminists and egalitarians For the I think about this book the my mind expands to fullness with the breadth of human The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter possibility exactly the thing Wollstonecraft demanded for all human beings