Objective: Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I Rousseau questions in "Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I" if the arts and sciences corrupted morality or purified it. He feels it is important to treat this subject properly and must acknowledge mankind entering a new period of thinking. This lesson will discuss if the arts and sciences corrupted or purified morality in humans.
1. Group Discussion: Divide the class into groups and discuss how Rousseau argues the arts and sciences corrupted morality in humans. How could the arts and sciences have purified morality? Do you think that a change in "reason" in humanity is a reflection of the arts and sciences influences? What do arts and sciences exist under after the revival and how is that significance to their influence on humans?
2. Class Debate...
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