Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) was firstly a philosopher, but he influenced political, sociological, and educational thought. To educate was a central theme. He was himself greatly influenced by Locke. His educational thought is explained through his novel “Emile, or On Education”, a treatise on how to educate a whole person for citizenship.
He exemplified the late 18th-century movement known as the Age of Sensibility, that had a bigger focus on subjectivity and introspection that later characterized modern writing.
This book is a masterpiece of a literary giant, it is must-have addition to any library.