Rousseau’s Emile: on Infancy

I made this quote bank of the first chapter of Rousseau’s Emile : “Infancy”. Feel free to use this wherever and whenever you want. 

The first drafts of Emile did not include infancy, but as William Boyd observes in Emile for Today (Heineman 1975) that the inclusion of the chapter in the revised edition reveals Rousseau’s general ideas about education.
Rousseau strongly contrasts “the goodness of man and the badness of man-made institutions” (9) and “the natural man, man in himself, and the man who lives in society, the citizen of some state” (9).

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