Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* Rousseau, a philosopher, greatly influenced the 18th century and wrote the Social Contract and Emile.
* Rousseau's work inspired extreme reactions and is the most read author of 18th century France.
Chapter 1, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences, Part I Abstract
* Rousseau was born in Geneva in 1712 and eventually moved...
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