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 (Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes), 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…  See more details below

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Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men (Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes), 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 people, and is it authorized by natural law? Though he was not recognized by the prize committee for this piece (as he had been for the Discourse on the Arts and Sciences) he nevertheless published the text in 1755.

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ISBN-13:
2940149507481
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
03/05/2014
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File size:
179 KB

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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.