Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jean-Jacques Rousseau 300th Birthday Doodle (June 28th, 2012)

On June 20, Google made this gorgeous doodle to pay tribute to one of the fathers of liberalism and modern national states: Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, on 1712, he was a writer, phillosopher and musician, of french heritage, he was an integral part of the illuminist movement that shook europe on the XVIII century. In facy of his ideas where greatly influential during the French Revolution, conspiring to create a nationalist and republican feeling throughout the "common people".

Portrait of J.J. Rousseau.

Rousseau is commonly studied by practically every student in the world, mainly because of the "social contract" theory, and his claim that man is, by nature, good-willed.

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