Emile Topics for Discussion

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What do you think of swaddling, and swaddling clothes? Explain whether you agree or disagree with Rousseau on this matter.

How does Rousseau's Emile fit into the field of philosophy at the time that his works were published in the 1700s?

Advocate or disagree with Rousseau's assertion that fathers should be their children's, or at least their son's, teachers.

Defend home schooling or institutional education or a combination thereof, based upon your views about the world you live in. Describe your beliefs in relation to Rousseau's Emile.

What do you think of Emile calling his father-tutor Master? Explain your answer.

Give an opinion of the words Master and Mistress. Given they actually mean the same thing, but in different gender forms, express some feeling about how they are used in contrast to how we might make best use of the terms.

Respond to Rousseau's...

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