Accuser et séduire : Essais sur Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Jean Starobinski

By Jean Starobinski

'Rousseau procéda à l. a. manière des prédicateurs. Il accusa le mal, pour mieux annoncer le remède. C'est l'indignation de los angeles vertu, assure-t-il, qui marqua le début de sa vocation philosophique, lorsqu'un concours d'académie souleva l. a. query des conséquences du rétablissement des sciences et des arts, c'est-à-dire de los angeles Renaissance. Son indignation, son ressentiment ont alors fait naître en lui une éloquence dont il ignorait encore tout le pouvoir.

Il a jugé nécessaire de remonter aux premiers temps de l'histoire humaine, et le modèle qu'il en a proposé lui a valu d'être considéré comme l'un des fondateurs de l'anthropologie. Il parvint à loger dans son roman los angeles Nouvelle Héloïse tout à l. a. fois un lieu où vivre et des voyages couvrant los angeles terre entière. Certains de ses lecteurs furent séduits au aspect de vouloir tout quitter pour vivre à ses côtés, comme s'il avait fondé un ordre religieux. Ce singulier attrait s'exerce encore.'
Jean Starobinski.

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