Whose teachings inspired the French Revolution ?

(1) Locke
(2) Rousseau
(3) Hegel
(4) Plato

Correct Answer : (2) Rousseau’s teachings inspired the French Revolution.

Explanation :

Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression.

His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophers among members of the Jacobin Club.

His most important work is The Social Contract, which outlines the basis for a legitimate political order within a framework of classical republicanism. Published in 1762, it became one of the most influential works of political philosophy in the Western tradition.

Rousseau, a Freemason, was interred as a national hero in the Pantheon in Paris, in 1794, 16 years after his death. His teaching teachings inspired the French Revolution.

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