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Rousseau's social contract : an introduction

Author: David Lay Williams
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Universiy Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If the greatness of a philosophical work can be measured by the volume and vehemence of the public response, there is little question that Rousseau's Social Contract stands out as a masterpiece. within a week of its publication in 1762 it was banished from France. Soon thereafter, Rousseau fled to Geneva, where he saw the book burned in public. At the same time, many of his contemporaries, such as Kant, considered  Read more...
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Williams, David Lay, 1969-
Rousseau's social contract
(DLC) 2013008027
(OCoLC)849822291
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Lay Williams
ISBN: 9781139031219 113903121X
OCLC Number: 881237329
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 311 pages) : illustration.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Book I; 3. Book II; 4. Book III; 5. Book IV; 6. Conclusion; Appendix A. On the general will; Appendix B. On women in the Social Contract?
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts.
Responsibility: David Lay Williams, DePaul University.

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Rousseau's Social Contract: An Introduction offers a thorough and systematic tour of this notoriously paradoxical and challenging text.  Read more...

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