Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Philosophy and Legacy


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Who was Jean-Jacques Rousseau?

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1. Along with John Locke, René Descartes and Voltaire, Rousseau was _____.

2. Originally published in 1755 and formally known as Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men, Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality focuses on inequality as a result of:

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This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your understanding of the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. You will be quizzed on the key points of Rousseau's philosophy, his major philosophical works and his legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Rousseau's political and moral philosophy
  • His major published works
  • His departures from Christian moral philosophy
  • The idea of an informal approach to education
  • Rousseau's roots and legacy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Information recall - access the knowledge of gained regarding Rousseau's philosophy and major works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Rousseau's moral and political philosophy

Additional Learning

To learn more about Jean-Jacques Rousseau's moral and political philosophy, review the corresponding lesson on the Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn about Jean-Jacques Rousseau's moral and political ideas
  • Identify major works that brought Rousseau's philosophy to prominence
  • Understand Rousseau's legacy and contributions to the Romantic Era and the French Revolution