On the Social Contract and Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

On the Social Contract and Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

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Overview

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: 9780671689568
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 07/01/1971
Pages: 288

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