The Social Contract and Discourses

The Social Contract and Discourses

Jean-Jacques Rousseau G.D.H. Cole P.D. Jimack
3.8/5 (1532 ratings)
Inspired by ancient Greek city states, Rousseau searched for a way which states of his day could be equally representative


Holding men in wretched subservience, feudalism–alongside religion–was a powerful force in the eighteenth century. Self-serving monarchic social systems, which collectively reduced common people to servitude, were now attacked by Enlightenment philosophers, of whom Rouseau was a leading light.

His masterpiece, The Social Contract, profoundly influenced the subsequent development of society and remains provocative in a modern age of continuing widespread vested interest.


This is the most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes, index and chronology of Rousseau's life and times.
Language
English
Pages
362
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Everyman Paperback
Release
December 15, 1993
ISBN
0460873571
ISBN 13
9780460873574

The Social Contract and Discourses

Jean-Jacques Rousseau G.D.H. Cole P.D. Jimack
3.8/5 (1532 ratings)
Inspired by ancient Greek city states, Rousseau searched for a way which states of his day could be equally representative


Holding men in wretched subservience, feudalism–alongside religion–was a powerful force in the eighteenth century. Self-serving monarchic social systems, which collectively reduced common people to servitude, were now attacked by Enlightenment philosophers, of whom Rouseau was a leading light.

His masterpiece, The Social Contract, profoundly influenced the subsequent development of society and remains provocative in a modern age of continuing widespread vested interest.


This is the most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes, index and chronology of Rousseau's life and times.
Language
English
Pages
362
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Everyman Paperback
Release
December 15, 1993
ISBN
0460873571
ISBN 13
9780460873574

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