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Rousseau's political writings : Discourse on inequality, Discourse on political economy, On social contract

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Alan Ritter; Julia Conaway Bondanella
Publisher: New York, NY. : W.W. Norton & Company, ©1988.
Series: Norton critical edition.
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This [book] includes the three most important of Rousseau's political writings: Discourse on inequality, Discourse on political economy, and On social contract ... As background to these works, [it] provides a sketch of Rousseau's life, selections from his Confessions, and comments on Rousseau's work and character from such ... contemporaries and early critics as Voltaire, Hume, Boswell and Johnson, Paine, Kant, and  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Alan Ritter; Julia Conaway Bondanella
ISBN: 9780393956511 0393956512
OCLC Number: 239561199
Description: 321 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Rousseau's political writings: Discourse on the origin and foundations of inequality among men; Discourse on political economy; On social contract or principles of political right --
Backgrounds: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a biographical sketch; From Rousseau's Confessions; Reactions to Rousseau --
Commentaries: Political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau / Jean Starobinski; Liberty and authority in On social contract / R.A. Leigh; Rousseau & equality / Robert Nisbet; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and equality / Judith N. Shklar; Rousseau/s majoritarian democracy / Robert Paul Wolff; Note on the complete abolition of political parties / Simone Weil; Political participation and the creation of res publica / Benjamin R. Barber.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Works.
Discourse on inequality
Discourse on political economy
On social contract
Responsibility: translated by Julia Conaway Bondanella, new translations, interpretive notes, backgrounds, commentaries ; edited by Alan Ritter and Julia Conaway Bondanella.

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This Norton Critical Edition includes the three most important of Rousseau s political writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, and On Social Contract."  Read more...

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