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

Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings

Part of the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series


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

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 1997 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

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Publication date

24th July 1997


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Cambridge University Press


400 pages


History of ideas
Political science & theory



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