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Department
Sociology and Anthropology
Course
SOAN 2111
Professor
Linda Hunter
Semester
Fall

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Classical Theory Zeitlin Chapter 4 Perfectibility through Education ­Rousseau’s Emile­ and Sophy ­education of women, the natural differences in sexes requires different education ­the mother’s role in child rearing is fundamental, since a child’s earliest education is  most important  ­the nurse should be the mother and as the child grows and develops the father should be  the teacher ­a child will be better educated by an ignorant father then the cleverest stranger ­freedom of movement allows a child to distinguish different types of pain, and helps to  develop the innate sense between justice and injustice ­two kinds of dependence; dependednce on things; work of nature, non­moral, does not  injurity to liberty, and dependence on men; the work of society, gives rise to every kind of  vice ­the most important moral lesson of any lifetime; “never hurt anybody” ­Rosseau says that children’s taste for meat is unnatural, and their preference is natural  foods; milk, fruits, vegetables ­around puberty children transform sensations into ideas ­adolescents become more and more aware of their moral nature, and their relationships  with other men and women ­adolescents start to feel for others, their first sense of humanity  ­they start to think for themselves and not others thinking for them The Creed of a Savoyard Priest: ­the aspect that had the greatest impact on Rousseau the discussion of religion ­France was split between two opposed religious camps; the intolerant and authoritarian  Catholic church, and the severe critics of religion ­“unless the eyes are blinded by prejudices, can they fail to see that the visible order of  the universe proclaims a supreme intelligence?” –Rousseau  ­the question that was a major concern; “if God is good and all powerful, what is the  source of evil?
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