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Of the Social Contract and Other Political Writings - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Of the Social Contract and Other Political Writings

By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Quintin Hoare (Transcribed by)

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Published: 21st November 2012
For Ages: 18+ years old
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'Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains'

Since its first publication in 1762, Of the Social Contract has shaped political thinking. Viewed by some as a revolutionary statement of democratic freedoms and by others as a precursor of tyranny, it has guided and inspired activists from the French Revolution to the democratic and liberation movements of the modern era. Rousseau's treatise sets out his ideal that citizens should be governed according to laws they have chosen themselves. This new edition also includes many other political writings by Rousseau, including the first English translation of a new reconstruction of Rousseau's manuscript of his Principles of the Right of War, along with key texts concerning Geneva, Poland and Corsica which give insight into how Rousseau envisaged his principles being put into practice.

Quintin Hoare's sensitive new translation conveys to the modern reader the flavour of Rousseau's eighteenth-century original. It is accompanied by an introduction by Christopher Bertram discussing Rousseau's life and views; the ideas, ambiguities and tensions within Of the Social Contract; its influence; and its place within Rousseau's other work.

Translated by Quintin Hoare
Edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher Bertram

Chronologyp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Further Readingp. xli
Of the Social Contractp. 1
Geneva MS (extract)p. 135
Principles of the Right of Warp. 149
Letters Written from the Mountains (selections)p. 169
Constitutional Proposal for Corsicap. 187
Considerations on the Government of Polandp. 241
Notesp. 335
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ISBN: 9780141191751
ISBN-10: 0141191759
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 21st November 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 19.8