"to Rousseau, and the childish myths"
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Public DomainJean-Jacques Rousseau, by Maurice Quentin de La Tour

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was a Genevois philosopher who is credited with developing the highly-influential concept of the "noble savage" - the idea that humankind is innately good and moral outside of the malign influence of civilisation.