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The Enlightenment Torn Apart Based on Rousseaus criticism of Enlightenment ideas the French Revolution did and did not implement the ways of the Enlightenment Rousseau sees a number of problems within the thinking of the Enlightenment preferably when dealing with the arts and sciences It is for this reason alone that the French Revolution in actuality did not implement the ideas of the Enlightenment In fact all of the actions that took place in the French Revolution totally came into agreement with the theories of Rousseau However after the Revolution and still today those Enlightenment theories are a main stay in everyday life The Enlightenment itself was a period of pure reason and rational where people were to emphasize the right to self expression and human fulfillment as well as the right to think freely and express their views publicly without being scrutinized They did this through science and other forms of art two things which according to Rousseau are no way of findin g virtue Of course when applying the sciences there are certain outcomes and answers to certain problems One thing many forget is the possibility of error According to Rousseau error is a huge problem when dealing with the sciences In his First Discourse Rousseau states What false paths when investigating the sciences How many errors a thousand times more dangerous than the truth is useful must be surmounted in order to reach the truth The disadvantage is evident for falsity is susceptible of infinite combinations where as truth has only one form Besides who seeks it sincerely Even with the best intentions by what signs is one certain to recognize it In this multitude of opinions what will be our criteria to judge it properly And hardest of all if by luck we finally find it who among us will know how to make good use of the truth Rousseau 49 This is
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