Liberty and Liberty’s Dilemma—Analysis of Jean-Jacques Rousseau from His Work
“Reveries of a Solitary Walker”
作者: 刘子旻 ：西南大学含弘学院，重庆;
Abstract: As a "child of nature and truth", Rousseau had been pursuing his ideal of freedom and happiness throughout his life. However, such a mental giant was not accepted by his peers at that time. He had experienced no honor or respect but criticism and misunderstandings until his quiet death. By studying his last work “Reveries of a Solitary Walker”, this article talks about the spirit of liberty in Rousseau’s eyes and his personal way to get liberty. What’s more, here we come to a deep analysis of the reasons why Rousseau cannot obtain the liberty: his paradoxical view of himself, humanity and the world. To some extent, what Rousseau had gone through mentally falls on almost every people from different generations. The dilemma is that the pursuit of liberty will not lead us to spiritual freedom while the strong desire of pursuing liberty is just like a morass. The more we struggle, the deeper we fall.
文章引用: 刘子旻 (2014) 自由和自由的困境——由《孤独漫步者的遐想》透视卢梭。 世界文学研究， 2， 15-21. doi: 10.12677/WLS.2014.22003
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