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Below are key reference books that provide a general overview of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include references and lists of further readings.
Well into our times, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) remains a complex and controversial figure. Rousseau's contemporaries already found inconsistencies between his philosophical and autobiographical selves. After his death, Rousseau was seen as a champion of individualism, at the nexus of Revolution and Romanticism, by both counter-revolutionaries and radicals. Hippolyte Taine went further and wrote that Rousseau's collectivism led inevitably to tyranny and despotism, only to be superseded by Cold War liberal scholars, such as Karl Popper, who claimed that his thinking contained the seed of totalitarianism. Finally, the history of modern educational theory is a series of footnotes to Rousseau, from his influence on the pedagogical practice of his near contemporaries Pestalozzi and Mme de Genlis, to that on later pedagogues such as Maria Montessori and John Dewey. In this course we will explore the man and the ideas that lie behind more than two-centuries of lively reactions, reverence, critique, controversy, and influence. We will ask, for instance: How do we read Emile, his book about child rearing, in light of Voltaire's revelation that Rousseau abandoned the five children he had with his servant? How does a feminist today read an author whose own contemporary, Mary Wollstonecraft, decried his denial to women of the same basic rights claimed for men? And finally: Rousseau, democrat or despot?
Wikipedia is a great resource for getting general info about something, but because anyone can contribute or change its content it is considered unreliable. College faculty typically do not consider Wikipedia a credible information source.
Instead, use the library's print or electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, or other reference books to backup the basic information of your research paper. These resources have gone through an editorial process to check for accuracy. To the right and below are some resources that may be of use.