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Rousseau et l'argent : une quête perpétuelle de la véritable valeur

Abstract : Money is an important element not only in the current life of Rousseau, but also in his social and moral ideas which are issued from the personal experience of the writer. As a matter of fact, during his eventful life, Rousseau tried to understand the main cause exhorting man's true spiritual value as a remedy. First, the philosopher presents the essential problems caused by the ascendance of money which always separates and opposes men in a material society. This is what he expressed in his various writings, whether economical, political or social, yet without any truly optimistic conviction. Finally, according to him, man's original nature as to be rediscovered and restored. Thus, Rousseau is interested in man from which morality and spirituality dominated his own religious and even biblical world. If Rousseau showed assiduously an antipathy against money as a symbol of material value, it is not solely because he recognizes his corrupting role, but also because he could be nourished by sounder and constanter values more propitious to human nature. This is a perpetual quest of man's true value which finds an end, only death, the beginning of spiritual and eternal life.
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Jin-Yong Lee. Rousseau et l'argent : une quête perpétuelle de la véritable valeur. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1993. Français. ⟨NNT : 1993NAN21013⟩. ⟨tel-01776732⟩



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