Reveries of the solitary walker

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. An Ordinary Dude's Guide to Meditation: The man had an appalling time of it - but when you read this book you can see why; I've never read anything so annoying, so self-commiserating, so self-obsessed.

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Firstly his report of assigning his five children to the Foundling Hospital soon after birth - what a thing to do and if he had investigated that prospect he would surely have realised that would have been as bad for them as any shortcomings he saw in what he could provide - and what a thing to impose on his solktary Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Am I making too much of this? Jun 17, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it liked it Shelves: Or one solitady walk and through the rhythm of the walking memories and thoughts would be dislodged and multiple chains of associative reactions would occur and one would truly be lost in thought in an effectively infinite cosmos of the mind, or walk off the edge of a cliff View all 6 comments.

It was fake, and written in Paris by a bunch of people who apparently had no other job but mocking Rousseau He wzlker people, people betrayed him.

In the passages that follow, Rousseau describes the ecstasy of discovery that results from his prized pastime, and he eulogises the gratification it brings. I wandered aimlessly in the woods and mountains, not daring to think for fear of increasing my unhappiness. This is a challenging book but well worth being a A lovely and refreshing little read. The book contains ten walks — each enclosing a series of meditations on solitude and society. As he wanders around Paris, gazing at plants and day-dreaming, Rousseau looks back over his life in order to justify his actions and to elaborate on his ideal of a well-structured society fit for the noble and solitary natural man.

You only have one book summary?? It's a genius dying of a lack of possibility, circumscribed by habit or identity or inertia or fatigue. But it is an oddly engaging little book that captures the portrait of a brilliant, greatly flawed, and-- in the end-- strangely sympathetic man.

Reveries of the Solitary Walker

During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophes among members of the Jacobin Club. His attention shifts to immediate objects, which he can observe and add charm to by his interaction with them.

O But it is a very good one! I'm a sod, though, so I just seen an endless whinge, a complaint lodged with the Almighty for the mistreatment the author has suffered at the hands of the Universe.

Retrieved from " https: He didn't hate humanity, he only hated people who openly showed their enmity to him.

He said what he thought, people looked down on him. 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 rhe in the alienation of the modern individual from humanity's natural impulse to compassion. One necessary element of his hobby is the ability to work alone and undertake the process of discovery in harmony with self and nature.

Nothing keeps the same unchanging shape, and our affections, being attached to things outside us, necessarily change and pass away as they do. Oct 03, Debbie Robson rated it it was amazing. 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 pl 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.

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Oct 12, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you read his Confessionswhich is one of the great autobiographies, possibly the greatest, you will learn that Jean-Jacques Rousseau felt himself persecuted by virtually everyone with whom he was associated. Previous elements in this group included The Confessions and Dialogues: Combining philosophical argument with amusing anecdotes and lyrical desriptive passages, they record the great French writer's sense of isolation and alienation from a world which he felt had rejected his work.

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. Dec 26, Nahed.

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