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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Philosopher

The Resume

    (June 28, 1712-July 2, 1778)
    Wrote 'Discourse on Arts and Sciences' (1750) and 'The Social Contract'

Why he might be annoying:

    He believes that friendships cause jealousy, fearfulness and suspicion.
    First claiming society is bad, he later flip-flopped his opinion and said that man in nature is bad and that society improves man.
    Although he wrote books of education, he abandoned his five kids.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His mother died shortly after his birth, and father who was running from the law abandoned him at 10.
    His aunt took him but at 16 years old, he went on his own.
    His early philosophy was that man is essentially good but civilization corrupts him.
    He was anti private property.
    He believed the majority is NOT always correct.
    He believed the purpose of government is to secure freedom, equality and justice for everyone.
    He believed politics and morality should not be separated.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 5 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 62 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 65.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 45 Votes: 48.89% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 42 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 88 Votes: 55.68% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 154 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 279 Votes: 43.01% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 290 Votes: 45.17% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 594 Votes: 48.32% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1587 Votes: 49.97% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 5878 Votes: 44.61% Annoying