skip to content
The Social Contract. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The Social Contract.

Author: Jean-Jaques Rousseau; Tom Griffith
Publisher: Ware : Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2013.
Series: Classics of world literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this translated classic, Rousseau argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. He says that we can only be free under the law by voluntarily embracing that law as our own. Hence, being free in society requires each of us to subjugate all our desires to the collective good, the general will.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rousseau, Jean-Jaques.
Social Contract.
Ware : Wordsworth Editions Ltd, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jaques Rousseau; Tom Griffith
ISBN: 9781848704992 1848704992
OCLC Number: 894169811
Description: 1 online resource (203 pages).
Contents: Introduction; Suggestions for Further Reading; The Social Contract; Prefatory Note; Introductory Note; Book One; Chapter 1; Subject of the First Book; Chapter 2; Primitive Societies; Chapter 3; The Right of the Strongest; Chapter 4; Slavery; Chapter 5; That it is Always Necessary to go Back to a First Convention; Chapter 6; The Social Pact; Chapter 7; The Sovereign; Chapter 8; The Civil State; Chapter 9; Real Property; Book Two; Chapter 1; That Sovereignty is Inalienable; Chapter 2; That Sovereignty is Indivisible; Chapter 3; Whether the General Will Can Err; Chapter 4. The Limits of the Sovereign PowerChapter 5; The Right of Life and Death; Chapter 6; The Law; Chapter 7; The Legislator; Chapter 8; The People; Chapter 9; The People (continued); Chapter 10; The People (continued); Chapter 11; The Different Systems of Legislation; Chapter 12; Division of the Laws; Book Three; Chapter 1; Government in General; Chapter 2; The Principle which Constitutes the Different Forms of Government; Chapter 3; Classification of Governments; Chapter 4; Democracy; Chapter 5; Aristocracy; Chapter 6; Monarchy; Chapter 7; Mixed Governments; Chapter 8. That Every Form of Government is Not Fit for Every CountryChapter 9; The Marks of a Good Government; Chapter 10; The Abuse of the Government and its Tendency to Degenerate; Chapter 11; The Dissolution of the Body Politic; Chapter 12; How the Sovereign Authority is Maintained; Chapter 13; How the Sovereign Authority is Maintained (continued); Chapter 14; How the Sovereign Authority is Maintained (continued); Chapter 15; Deputies or Representatives; Chapter 16; That the Institution of the Government is Not a Contract; Chapter 17; The Institution of the Government; Chapter 18. Means of Preventing Usurpations of the GovernmentBook Four; Chapter 1; That the General Will is Indestructible; Chapter 2; Voting; Chapter 3; Elections; Chapter 4; The Roman Comitia; Chapter 5; The Tribuneship; Chapter 6; The Dictatorship; Chapter 7; The Censorship; Chapter 8; Civil Religion; Chapter 9; Conclusion.
Series Title: Classics of world literature.

Abstract:

In this translated classic, Rousseau argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. He says that we can only be free under the law by voluntarily embracing that law as our  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/894169811> # The Social Contract.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "894169811" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Place/ware> ; # Ware
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/320.11/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Topic/social_contract> ; # Social contract
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Topic/state_the> ; # State, The
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Topic/political_science> ; # Political science
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Person/griffith_tom> ; # Tom Griffith
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Person/rousseau_jean_jaques> ; # Jean-Jaques Rousseau
    schema:datePublished "2013" ;
    schema:description "Introduction; Suggestions for Further Reading; The Social Contract; Prefatory Note; Introductory Note; Book One; Chapter 1; Subject of the First Book; Chapter 2; Primitive Societies; Chapter 3; The Right of the Strongest; Chapter 4; Slavery; Chapter 5; That it is Always Necessary to go Back to a First Convention; Chapter 6; The Social Pact; Chapter 7; The Sovereign; Chapter 8; The Civil State; Chapter 9; Real Property; Book Two; Chapter 1; That Sovereignty is Inalienable; Chapter 2; That Sovereignty is Indivisible; Chapter 3; Whether the General Will Can Err; Chapter 4."@en ;
    schema:description "In this translated classic, Rousseau argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. He says that we can only be free under the law by voluntarily embracing that law as our own. Hence, being free in society requires each of us to subjugate all our desires to the collective good, the general will."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4915326232> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Series/classics_of_world_literature> ; # Classics of world literature.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#CreativeWork/social_contract> ;
    schema:name "The Social Contract."@en ;
    schema:productID "894169811" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/894169811#PublicationEvent/ware_wordsworth_editions_ltd_2013> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Agent/wordsworth_editions_ltd> ; # Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    schema:url <http://cdn.totalboox.com/static/covers/Vearsa/173ef322c66ed194-b.jpg> ;
    schema:url <http://www.totalboox.com/book/id-1675043442111992212> ;
    schema:url <http://kcl.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1623295> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781848704992> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/894169811> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Agent/wordsworth_editions_ltd> # Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Wordsworth Editions Ltd" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Person/griffith_tom> # Tom Griffith
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Griffith" ;
    schema:givenName "Tom" ;
    schema:name "Tom Griffith" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Person/rousseau_jean_jaques> # Jean-Jaques Rousseau
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Rousseau" ;
    schema:givenName "Jean-Jaques" ;
    schema:name "Jean-Jaques Rousseau" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Series/classics_of_world_literature> # Classics of world literature.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/894169811> ; # The Social Contract.
    schema:name "Classics of world literature." ;
    schema:name "Classics of World Literature" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4915326232#Topic/political_science> # Political science
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Political science"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781848704992>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1848704992" ;
    schema:isbn "9781848704992" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.