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Of the social contract and other political writings

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Quintin Hoare; Christopher Bertram
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2012.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New ed.
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Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains.' These are the famous opening words of a treatise that has stirred vigorous debate ever since its first publication in 1762. Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to wield authority over others, Rousseau argues instead for a pact, or 'social contract', that should exist between all the citizens of a state and that should be the source of sovereign  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Quintin Hoare; Christopher Bertram
ISBN: 9780141191751 0141191759
OCLC Number: 793685242
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xliv, 356 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
Introduction --
Of the social contract --
Geneva MS (extract) --
Principles of the right of war --
Letters written from the mountains (selections) --
Constitutional proposal for Corsica --
Considerations on the government of Poland.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited by Christopher Bertram ; translated by Quintin Hoare.

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Considers the issues of liberty and law, freedom and justice, arriving at a view of society that has seemed to some a blueprint for totalitarianism, to others a declaration of democratic principles.  Read more...

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