Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (1st Discourse) and Polemics (Collected Writings, Vol 2)

Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (1st Discourse) and Polemics (Collected Writings, Vol 2)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Roger D. Masters Christopher Kelly Judith R. Bush / Dec 15, 2019

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  • Title: Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (1st Discourse) and Polemics (Collected Writings, Vol 2)
  • Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau Roger D. Masters Christopher Kelly Judith R. Bush
  • ISBN: 9780874515800
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Discourse on the Sciences and Arts First Discourse and Polemics demonstrates the continued relevance of Rousseau s thought Where his critics argue for correction of the excesses and corruptions of knowledge and the sciences as sufficient, Rousseau attacks the social and political effects of the dominant forms of scientific knowledge.This second volume in the series TheDiscourse on the Sciences and Arts First Discourse and Polemics demonstrates the continued relevance of Rousseau s thought Where his critics argue for correction of the excesses and corruptions of knowledge and the sciences as sufficient, Rousseau attacks the social and political effects of the dominant forms of scientific knowledge.This second volume in the series The Collected Writings of Rousseau contains the entire First Discourse, contemporary attacks on it, and Rousseau s replies to his critics it concludes with Rousseau s summary of the debate in his preface to Narcissus.

    Discourse on Idioms by The Free Dictionary discourse up on someone or something to lecture about someone or something Upon is formal and less commonly used than on I would like to discourse upon this matter awhile The committee chose to discourse on Tom and his latest fiasco rather than deal with the budgetary problems it faces. Discourse on the Method Discourse on the Method is one of the most influential works in the history of modern philosophy, and important to the development of natural sciences In this work, Descartes tackles the problem of skepticism , which had previously been studied by other philosophers. Discourse On the Origin of Inequality Summary GradeSaver Sep , Jean Jacques Rousseau s Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality among Men, often abbreviated to Discourse on Inequality, is a treatise on human nature in civil society, in which the author inquires about what divides people from people and how those inequalities originated in the first place His work is divided into four sections, namely the Dedication, the Preface, then the First and Second Parts of A Dissertation on the Discourse on the Method Summary Analysis Study Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting one s Reason Discourse on the Method Ren Descartes Part into a certain orderly arrangement that made it resemble our heavens here sky and how at the same time some of the parts of matter had to form an earth, some to form planets and comets, and yet other parts to form a sun and xed stars. Discourse Definition of Discourse by Merriam Webster Examples of discourse in a Sentence Hans Selye, a Czech physician and biochemist at the University of Montreal, took these ideas further, introducing the term stress borrowed from metallurgy to describe Discourse features Discourse Civilized Discussion Discourse is a simple, flat forum, where replies flow down the page in a line Expand context at the bottom and top of each post, and also in quotes, to reveal the full conversation without losing your place. The Discourse on Method work by Descartes Britannica physiological researches described in the Discourse on Method , a mechanistic interpretation of the physical world and of human action in the Principles of Philosophy and The Passions of the Soul , and a mathematical bias that dominates the theory of Discourse on Inequality American University of Beirut Discourse on Inequality Jean Jacques Rousseau Translated by G D H Cole A DISCOURSE ON A SUBJECT PROPOSED BY THE ACADEMY OF DIJON WHAT IS SparkNotes Discourse on Inequality Sparknotes Introduction At heart, though, the Discourse is a daring guess, an exercise in conjecture and reconstruction Although the Discourse is closely related to eighteenth century debates about the nature of man, and about different forms of government, it also has a wider significance.

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        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 playing a role in the alienation of the modern individual from humanity s natural impulse to compassion The concern that dominates Rousseau s work is to find a way of preserving human freedom in a world where human beings are increasingly dependent on one another for the satisfaction of their needs This concern has two dimensions material and psychological, of which the latter has greater importance In the modern world, human beings come to derive their very sense of self from the opinion of others, a fact which Rousseau sees as corrosive of freedom and destructive of individual authenticity In his mature work, he principally explores two routes to achieving and protecting freedom the first is a political one aimed at constructing political institutions that allow for the co existence of free and equal citizens in a community where they themselves are sovereign the second is a project for child development and education that fosters autonomy and avoids the development of the most destructive forms of self interest However, though Rousseau believes the co existence of human beings in relations of equality and freedom is possible, he is consistently and overwhelmingly pessimistic that humanity will escape from a dystopia of alienation, oppression, and unfreedom In addition to his contributions to philosophy, Rousseau was active as a composer and a music theorist, as the pioneer of modern autobiography, as a novelist, and as a botanist Rousseau s appreciation of the wonders of nature and his stress on the importance of feeling and emotion made him an important influence on and anticipator of the romantic movement To a very large extent, the interests and concerns that mark his philosophical work also inform these other activities, and Rousseau s contributions in ostensibly non philosophical fields often serve to illuminate his philosophical commitments and arguments.


    1. عندما أجد الآخرين يكتبون تلك الجمل الساذجة عن "حب القراءة" و "أن القراءة هى أجمل ما في الكون" و "صديقي الكتاب" إلخ إلخ من جمل أصبحت غاية في الابتذال –أكثر ابتذالا حتى من فكرة الحب- أجدني أشعر برغبة عارمة في الضحك!أصبحت الرغبة في أن يقول الشخص "انظروا إلي ! أنا أحب الكتب بشدة! أرجو [...]

    2. Unless you've studied Rousseau in college (and I didn't), you probably aren't prepared for what he has to say in his "Discourse on the Sciences and Arts." To put it mildly, good old Jean-Jacques probably wouldn't be a fan of GoodReads, and he definitely would look askance at the tremendous amount of time I've wasted this summer reading, thinking about my reading, and posting my thoughts on GoodReads. For a man thinking and writing at the height of the Enlightenment, Rousseau has little positive [...]

    3. “the ancient political thinkers forever spoke of morals and virtue, ours speak only of commerce and money”- RousseauThe First Discourse does not defend the status quo. There were many people who did not want others to educated, in order to preserve their power and privileges. They regarded the englightenment as dangerous. More faith and less questioning. Rousseau is not conservative. He is saying that the enlightenment is not radical enough. It is a guise that seems like it is offering us fr [...]

    4. Rousseau's views on a flaw education system19 January 2013 It is difficult to tell whether Rousseau is being serious in this discourse or not. Apparently this won an award in an essay competition (and mind you when I read these essays, and then read one of the essays that I wrote in university I realise how crap my writing was back then, and probably still is), but it seems that Rousseau is being a little hypocritical since he is a very educated person who is attacking education. The other thing [...]

    5. A la question portant sur l'éventuel amélioration des mœurs introduite par les progrès des sciences et des Arts, Rousseau répond par la négative, outré par les excès de l'hypocrisie de l'homme civilisé, de l'affaiblissement de la vertu au contact du luxe et des commodités. Il vante les spartiates, les premiers romains, les sauvages Germains et les Hurons. Il n'est pas étonnant qu'il se soit attiré des inimitiés, lorsqu'il imagine Socrate louant l'ignorance, ou qu'il attribue à Ovid [...]

    6. “Are your principles not engraved in all hearts, and in order to learn your laws is it not enough to go back into oneself and listen to the voice of one's conscience in the silence of the passions? There you have true philosophy. Let us learn to be satisfied with that, and without envying the glory of those famous men who are immortalized in the republic of letters, let us try to set between them and us that glorious distinction which people made long ago between two great peoples: one knew ho [...]

    7. Bilimler ve Sanatlar Üzerine Söylev(Eleştirilere Yanıtlar)J.J.RousseauSay Yayınları / Felsefe Dizisi168 s.İstanbul, 2009ISBN : 9789754688436Fransız Dijon Akademisi’nin açtığı yarışma, 1750, Soru; “ Bilimlerin ve sanatların gelişmesi ahlakın düzelmesine yardım etmiş midir? Discours sur les Sciences et les Arts (Bilimler ve Sanatlar Üstüne Söylev), Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1750. bu söylevle büyük ödülü kazanmış, lakin bilim ve sanatı da fena halde sırtından han [...]

    8. Barbarus hic ego sum, qui non intelligor illis.OvidSo long as government and law provide for the security and well-being of men in their common life,the arts, literature and the sciences, less despotic though perhaps more powerful, fling garlands offlowers over the chains which weigh them down. They stifle in men’s breasts that sense of originalliberty, for which they seem to have been born; cause them to love their own slavery, and so makeof them what is called a civilised people.What a train [...]

    9. I simply read the Discourse on the Sciences and Arts and it was a wonderful look at all that has gone wrong since we moved away from virtue and liberty toward luxury and self-perceived greatness. Whereas I see the benefit of the Arts and Sciences, and I think in some regards Rousseau does too, I can appreciate the conclusions he has come to regarding their pursuit and more so our motivations for their pursuit as an empty practice. He seems to use these as the example as one of the many ways we h [...]

    10. I don't know how did he deserve the prize. The first Part of the discourse just talking like elderly people have nostalgia for the golden past comparison with misfortunes happening nowadays

    11. რაღაცაზე ძალიან გაბრაზებული, გაბოროტებული და თან საოცრად მოსაწყენი მიზოგინი მასკულინია რუსო.

    12. This is my 1st book to read for jean rousseau and I have to admit; I am startled!!! He's a very unconventional revolutionalist and virtuous philosopher who -unlike Aristotle &Plato- is quite concerned with narrowing the class differences between ranksI have a presentiment that Rousseau is not against Arts & Sciences and he's certainly aware of their importance.However, He perceives them as a disguise which made society love its oppression and slavery Spoiler Alert》》》》》》》 [[ [...]

    13. I read this for Philosophy class. Not badI give Rousseau a lot of credit for taking the other side of what Science and the Arts can do to society, i.e. corrupt. I get it. He lived in a period were artists tended to pander toward their rich benefactors; and as such made crappy art that proliferated in such fashion as to increase the demand for material wealth/luxury. And I can see how that could get kind of annoying. But there is a little bit of romanticism as relates to savages of America who ro [...]

    14. New ideas for me. I never took Philosophy in college so I haven't read any of this before. Taking a course on Modernism and Post-Modernism and it was a required reading. Harder than I've been reading for a while but that was kind of nice. I'm not sure if I agree with his premise, I'm still digesting, but it was worth reading. Basically, arts and sciences occur when people have too much time on their hands and lead to liberalism and licentiousness, and everybody would be better off if they remain [...]

    15. I understand this isn't one of Rousseau's best works, but stylistically, this is one of the least taxing essays I've read so far.

    16. الكتاب جميل جدًا، فكرته واحدة تقريبًا. هو عبارة عن حوارات روسو حول الفنون والعلوم. كان أول كتب روسو وبه نال شهرته، رغم أن روسو لم يكن راضيًا عنه تمام الرضى.

    17. إسلوبه مميزلكنه متحامل قليلاً على العلوم و الفنونأظن إن كتاب روسو هذا ستتضاعف قيمته فى خلال الخمسين عام القادمة نظراً للسيطرة الحقيقية للعلم على المصير البشرى

    18. Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (1st Discourse) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1762). Rousseau would have viewed my review with disdain, as another reviewer had pointed out. Nevertheless this essay should be remembered as it laid out some important points that are difficult to conceive for modern readers, particularly those who had been educated in the "developed world":1) Whether scientific progressive is all good? 2) The vanity of Sciences and Arts, in the form of scientific discovery, writing, [...]

    19. So Rousseau in his discourse claims that the advancement in Arts and Science will eventually cause the decline in morals and virtues. As I was reading, I thought he was being sarcastic and I was reading along waiting for him to turn his argument around. But he didn't. he really actually believed that science and arts weakens the society in terms of morality and virtue. His argument is more of a correlation analysis based on observations he made. Even though he held that belief, he never called f [...]

    20. Akademi’nin bilim ve sanatların ahlak üzerindeki etkisini soran yarışmasına katıldığı metin. Ona göre, bilim ve sanatlar ahlakın bozulmasına erdemlerin kaybedilmesine yol açıyor. İleri gidiyor, devletlerin yıkılmasına sanatla uğraşılmasının neden olduğunu söylüyor. Sokrates’den ve Platon’dan güç alarak düşüncesini ortaya koyuyor. Rousseau en sevmediğim filozof olarak bu kitabıyla yerini bende sağlamlaştırdı. :) Ayrıca arkadaşlar çeviri bok gibiydi. E [...]

    21. Apart from the translation (Or the original writing style) that hindered the natural flow of text, the Discourse was a clearly structured rendition with uncommon emphasis on happenings where arts and sciences brought the degradation of various flourishing empires. The depravity they cause was considered through the history of the world perhaps to provide good justification and also gain acceptance of a prophecy that further progress artistically or scientifically can only corrupt humanness and f [...]

    22. Bir soru ile başlıyor her şey."Bilimlerin ve sanatların gelişmesi ahlakın düzelmesine yardım etmiş midir?" sorusuna yazar "hayır" diyerek cevap veriyor başlıyor anlatmaya.İnsanın en önemli özelliğinin Erdem olduğunu ve ahlakında temelinde bunun yattığından bahseder.Ben diğer kitaplarını okumadığımdan, tek kitap ile karar vermekte zorlandım. Çünkü Rousseau tüm kitaplarında buna değinerek yazmış bir yazarmış.Yer yer katıldığm noktalar olsa da katılmadığ [...]

    23. Some great musings mixed with logical flaws - he seems to judge societies and countries purely on the basis of whether they were able to win wars or dominate other people, and confuses correlation with causation when he says the arrival of science and letters coincided with the decline of all civilisations in the past. Good quotes below-"We have physicists, geometricians, chemists, astronomers, poets, musicians, and painters in plenty; but we have no longer a citizen among us; or if there be fou [...]

    24. Aujourd'hui que des recherches plus subtiles et un goût plus fin ont réduit l'art de plaire en principes, il règne dans nos mœurs une vile et trompeuse uniformité, et tous les esprits semblent avoir été jetés dans un même moule: sans cesse la politesse exige, la bienséance ordonne: sans cesse on suit des usages, jamais son propre génie. On n'ose plus paraître ce qu'on est; et dans cette contrainte perpétuelle, les hommes qui forment ce troupeau qu'on appelle société, placés dans [...]

    25. "We are deceived by the appearance of rightness."~ from On the Art of Poetry, by HoraceIn this discourse, as a devil's advocate maybe, Rousseau goes against the popular current of his time to play the part of a conscience warning against the progress in arts and sciences as new luxury that corrupts morality, promotes inauthenticity, and disguise our state of slavery by creating new forms of dependence. A large portion is spent on analyzing the civilized, prideful, and affable man who possesses " [...]

    26. Why would someone so educated and philosophically minded write an essay about how education, science and art is demoralising us and creating an ignorant society?I love Rousseau's writing in this, but his arguments are so misled and backwards (compared to the rest of his theories) that I hope he's just being overly sarcastic. 'Cause if he is, this book is hilariously genius. Anyway, I can kind of see how art might misguide a society, keep them happy, create false needs and therefore make us slave [...]

    27. Pretpostavka rada je da umjetnost i nauka podrivaju i što je veći stupanj razvoja to je civilizacija bliža propadanju. Iz njegove perspektive prema Heladi gdje su sve kulture propale na najvećem stepenu intelektualnog razvoja izvlači zaključak protiv prosvjetiteljstva i racionalizma kojim je kultura bila preplavljena idejama Descarta, Kanta. Umjetnost i nauka su bili temelj propasti jer ih on definiše kao luksuzne u odnosu na potrebu koja kao takva ne postoji. Kako kaže Ruso mjetnost i n [...]

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