Rousseau: 'The Discourses' and Other Early Political Writings / Edition 1

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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 I contains the earlier writings such as the First and Second Discourses.The American and French Revolutions were profoundly affected by Rousseau's writing, thus illustrating the scope of his influence. 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 the Sciences and Arts or First Discourse 1
Replies to Critics
Letter to M. l'Abbe Raynal 29
Observations [to Stanislas, King of Poland] 32
Letter to Grimm 52
Last Reply 63
Letter about a New Refutation 86
Preface to Narcissus 92
Preface of a Second Letter to Bordes 107
Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men or Second Discourse 111
Replies to Critics
Letter to Philopolis 223
Reply to Charles-Georges Le Roy 229
Letter to Voltaire 232
Essay on the Origin of Languages 247
Idea of the Method in the Composition of a Book 300
Discourse on the Virtue a Hero Most Needs or On Heroic Virtue 305
List of abbreviations and textual conventions 317
Editorial notes 320
Index of editors, translators, and annotators 417
General index 419
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