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- Hen·ri [ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/, Le Douanier, 1844–1910, French painter.
- Jean Jacques [zhahn zhahk] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk/, 1712–78, French philosopher, author, and social reformer; born in Switzerland.
- (Pierre É·tienne) Thé·o·dore [pyer ey-tyen te-aw-dawr] /pyɛr eɪˈtyɛn tɛ ɔˈdɔr/, 1812–67, French painter.
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He had read Rousseau, Voltaire, and other thinkers in French society.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
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Rousseau maintained that humans are peaceful in their natural state; wars result from the corrupting influences of civilization.
The intellectual descendants of Hobbes and Rousseau tend to regard government as either a cure for or a cause of violence.
And as Rousseau told us long ago, equality breeds comparison, and comparison breeds competition.From Smarm To Snark, We’re All Soldiers In The War On Obscurity
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But she was quoting Rousseau and Voltaire in her letters when she was only 16, before she ever met the doctor.The Danes’ Royal Drama Gets Its Hollywood Moment
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The exponent of Rousseau was ofttimes "long preaching," like St. Paul.In the Heart of Vosges
Rousseau's Confessions has precisely this defect—he read it to his friends.A Hero of Our Time
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Rousseau, in his "Confessions," reveals the sexual feelings of the masochist.The Sexual Question
We need not say with Rousseau that men are naturally virtuous.
Rousseau supplies her with the perfect and finished statement of all that she opposed.
- Henri (ɑ̃ri), known as le Douanier . 1844–1910, French painter, who created bold dreamlike pictures, often of exotic landscapes in a naive style. Among his works are Sleeping Gypsy (1897) and Jungle with a Lion (1904–06). He also worked as a customs official
- Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃ ʒak). 1712–78, French philosopher and writer, born in Switzerland, who strongly influenced the theories of the French Revolution and the romantics. Many of his ideas spring from his belief in the natural goodness of man, whom he felt was warped by society. His works include Du contrat social (1762), Émile (1762), and his Confessions (1782)
- Théodore (teɔdɔr). 1812–67, French landscape painter: leader of the Barbizon school
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