Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings / Edition 1

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Overview

The work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is presented in two volumes, together forming the most comprehensive anthology of Rousseau's political writings in English. Volume II contains the later writings such as the Social Contract.The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works. This volume contains a comprehensive introduction, chronology and guide to further reading, and will enable students to fully understand the writings of one of the world's greatest thinkers.
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"...Gourevitch serves Rousseau and hence students very well." Pamela K. Jensen, Review of Metaphysics
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chronology of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A brief guide to further reading
A note on the texts
A note on the translations
A note on the editorial notes and index
Discourse on Political Economy 3
Of the Social Contract 39
From the early version of the Social Contract known as the Geneva Manuscript: Bk. I, ch. 2; from Bk. II, ch. 4 153
The State of War 162
Considerations on the Government of Poland 177
Selected Letters
Letter to D'Offreville 261
Letter to Usteri 265
Letter to Mirabeau 268
Letter to Franquieres 272
List of abbreviations and textual conventions 286
Editorial notes 290
Index of editors, translators, and annotators 323
General index 325
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