Discourse On The Origins Of Inequality (Second Discourse); Polemics; And, Political Economy / Edition 1

Discourse On The Origins Of Inequality (Second Discourse); Polemics; And, Political Economy / Edition 1

by Roger D. Masters, Roger D. Masters, Christopher Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 087451603X

ISBN-13: 9780874516036

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: University Press of New England

Includes the Second Discourse (complete with the author’s extensive notes), contemporary critiques by Voltaire, Diderot, Bonnet, and LeRoy, Rousseau’s replies (some never before translated), and Political Economy, which first outlined principles that were to become famous in the Social Contract. This is the first time that the works of 1755 and 1756

Overview

Includes the Second Discourse (complete with the author’s extensive notes), contemporary critiques by Voltaire, Diderot, Bonnet, and LeRoy, Rousseau’s replies (some never before translated), and Political Economy, which first outlined principles that were to become famous in the Social Contract. This is the first time that the works of 1755 and 1756 have been combined with careful commentary to show the coherence of Rousseau’s “political system.” The Second Discourse examines man in the true “state of nature,” prior to the formation of the first human societies, tracing the “hypothetical history” of political society and social inequality as they developed out of natural equality and independence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874516036
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Collected Writings of Rousseau Series
Edition description:
Trans. from the French
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)

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