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A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind
     

A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind

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by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
 

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Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men, also commonly known as the "Second Discourse", is a work by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The text was written in 1754 in response to a prize competition of the Academy of Dijon answering the prompt: What is the origin of inequality among men, and is it authorized by natural law?

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Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men, also commonly known as the "Second Discourse", is a work by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The text was written in 1754 in response to a prize competition of the Academy of Dijon answering the prompt: What is the origin of inequality among men, and is it authorized by natural law?

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BN ID:
2940014495004
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
05/04/2012
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NOOK Book
File size:
63 KB

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) 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.

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A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Very interesting philosophical text.