Rousseau's Political Writings / Edition 1

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Overview

This Norton Critical Edition includes the three most important of Rousseau’s political writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, and On Social Contract.
Each piece is fully annotated. Backgrounds includes a sketch of Rousseau’s life, selections from his Confessions, and comments on Rousseau’s work and character from such illustrious contemporaries and early critics as Voltaire, Hume, Boswell and Johnson, Paine, Kant, and Proudhon. Commentaries includes assessments of Rousseau’s political thought by a wide variety of scholars and critics including Judith Shklar, Robert Nisbet, Simone Weil, and Benjamin R. Barber.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393956511
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1987
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 557,746
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Conaway Bondanella is Associate Director of the Honors Division at Indiana University. She is the author of Petrarch’s Visions and Their Renaissance Analogues and co-author of The Dictionary of Italian Literature

Alan Ritter teaches at Trinity College and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is the author of The Political Thought of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Anarchism: A Theoretical Analysis.

Julia Conaway Bondanella is Associate Director of the Honors Division at Indiana University. She is the author of Petrarch’s Visions and Their Renaissance Analogues and co-author of The Dictionary of Italian Literature

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