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Rousseau : 'The Discourses' and Other Early Political Writings - Jean-Jacques Rousseau


'The Discourses' and Other Early Political Writings

Hardcover Published: 13th July 1997
ISBN: 9780521413817
Number Of Pages: 437

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The work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is presented in two volumes, together forming the most comprehensive anthology of Rousseau's political writings in English. This second volume contains the earlier writings such as the First and Second Discourses, the publication of which signalled the power and challenge of Rousseau's thinking. Rousseau's influence was wide reaching and has continued to grow since his death: major landmarks in world history, such as the American and French Revolutions, were profoundly affected by Rousseau's writing, as were cultural and intellectual movements such as Romanticism and Idealism. This volume, like its successor, contains a comprehensive introduction, chronology and guide to further reading and will enable students to obtain a full understanding of the writings of one of the world's greatest thinkers.

"...Gourevitch serves Rousseau and hence students very well." Pamela K. Jensen, Review of Metaphysics

Chronology of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A brief guide to further reading
A note on the texts
A note on the translations
A note on the editorial notes and index
Discourse on the Science and Arts or First Discourse
Replies to Critics
Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men or Second Discourse
Epistle Dedicatory
Rousseau's Notes
Replies to Critics
Letter to Voltaire
Essay on the Origin of Languages
Idea of the Method in the Composition of a Book
Discourse on the Virtue a Hero Most Needs or On Heroic Virtue
List of abbreviations and textual conventions
Editorial notes
Index of editors, translators and annotators
General index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521413817
ISBN-10: 0521413818
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 437
Published: 13th July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.77