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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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? Though he was not recognized by the prize committee for this piece (as he had been…  See more details below

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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? 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:
9781482662122
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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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.