Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Rousseau's HandThe Crafting of  a Writer$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Angelica Goodden

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199683833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 August 2019

Emile, Wealth and Wellbeing

Emile, Wealth and Wellbeing

Chapter:
(p.117) 5 Emile, Wealth and Wellbeing
Source:
Rousseau's Hand
Author(s):

Angelica Goodden

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.003.0006

This chapter focuses on Emile and its treatment of themes such as anti-bookishness, handwork, wealth, and wellbeing. Its debt (or otherwise) to Robinson Crusoe is investigated in the context of self-help, the experience of solitude, and the merits of independence from society; Emile's ambiguities are suggested along with Rousseau's uncertain attitude towards books in general. The end of the work reveals the difficulty of living the good life both within and outside society, particularly in relation to the essential nature of woman.

Keywords:   Emile, education, anti-bookishness, craft and wellbeing, Robinson Crusoe, solitude and society, woman, the good life

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .