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Rousseau : 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings - Jean-Jacques Rousseau


'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings


Published: 28th August 1997
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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. Volume II contains the later writings such as The Social Contract and a selection of Rousseau's letters on important aspects of his thought. The Social Contract has become Rousseau's most famous single work, but on publication was condemned by both the civil and the ecclesiastical authorities in France and Geneva. Rousseau fled and it is during this period that he wrote some of his autobiographical works as well as political essays such as On the Government of Poland. This volume, like its predecessor, 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

A brief guide to further reading
A note on the texts
A note on the translations
A note on the editorial notes
Discourse on Political Economy
Of the Social Contract
Extract from the early version of Of The Social Contract known as the Geneva Manuscript
The State of War
Considerations on the Government of Poland
Letter to D'Offreville
Letter to Usteri
Letter to Mirabeau
Letter to Franquieres
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: 9780521413824
ISBN-10: 0521413826
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 14.48  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.66