The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
     
 

This Halcyon Classics ebook THE SOCIAL CONTRACT is one of the most noted works of Swiss philosopher and thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau. THE SOCIAL CONTRACT argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate, only the people, in the form of the sovereign, have that all powerful right. The underlying premise is that power comes from the people,… See more details below

Overview

This Halcyon Classics ebook THE SOCIAL CONTRACT is one of the most noted works of Swiss philosopher and thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau. THE SOCIAL CONTRACT argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate, only the people, in the form of the sovereign, have that all powerful right. The underlying premise is that power comes from the people, not the rulers, and people can assign that power to others. They are also justified in taking back that power if it is misused or abused.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011825002
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
10/10/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
677,750
File size:
0 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >