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Emile; or On Education


In his pioneering treatise on education the great French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) presents concepts that had a significant influence on the development of pedagogy in the eighteenth century, and yet many of his ideas still sound radical today. Written in reaction to the stultifying system of rote learning and memorization prevalent throughout Europe at the time, Emile is a utopian vision of child-centered education, full of the sentiments of Romanticism, a movement that Rousseau inspired. Imagining a ...

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Emile; or On Education
1991, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780140445633

Mass-market paperback

Emile: Or on Education
1979, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465019311

Trade paperback

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