The Educational Theory of Jean Jacques Rousseau

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER I
PAGES
WHAT ROUSSEAU LEARNED FROM HIS OWN BOYHOOD1-28
1. Rousseau's Ancestry.
2. His Home Education.
3. Rousseau under Tuition.
4. His Unfinished Apprenticeship.
5. The Personal Basis of his Educational Method.
6. The Meaning of Education for him.
7. Education as Individual Experience.
8. The Community as Educator.
9. The Two Tendencies in Rousseau's Thought.

CHAPTER II
ROUSSEAU'S YOUTH AND EARLY MANHOOD29-49
1. Conversion to Catholicism.
2. Madame de Warens.
3. Rousseau's Wanderings.
4. His Studies.
5. Rousseau's Choice of Teaching as his Vocation.
6. The Education of M. de Mably's Sons.
7. The Project for the Education of M. de Sainte-Marie.

CHAPTER III
THE DISCOURSE ON THE SCIENCES AND THE ARTS50-72
1. Rousseau in Paris.
2. Thérèse le Vasseur.
3. Rousseau in the World of Letters.
4. The Writing of the First Discourse.
5. The Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts.
6. The Permanent Cynicism in Rousseau s Thought.

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