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The Social Contract and Discourses
     

The Social Contract and Discourses

by G. D. H. Cole (Translator), Jean Jacques Rousseau
 

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Holding men in wretched subservience, feudalism --- alongside religion --- was a powerful force in the eighteenth century. Self-serving monarchic social systems, which collectively reduced common people to servitude, were now attacked by Enlightenment philosophers, of whom Rousseau was a leading light. His masterpiece, The Social Contract, profoundly influenced the

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Holding men in wretched subservience, feudalism --- alongside religion --- was a powerful force in the eighteenth century. Self-serving monarchic social systems, which collectively reduced common people to servitude, were now attacked by Enlightenment philosophers, of whom Rousseau was a leading light. His masterpiece, The Social Contract, profoundly influenced the subsequent development of society and remains provocative in a modern age of continuing widespread vested interest.

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ISBN-13:
9789562915410
Publisher:
Beta Nu Publishing
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.34(d)

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