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Read online The Social Contract and Discourses.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Social Contract and Discourses i Inspired by ancient Greek city states Rousseau searched for a way which states of his day could be equally representative i b .

Holding men in wretched subservience feudalism alongside religion was a powerful force in the eighteenth century Self serving monarchic social systems which collectively reduced common people to servitude were now attacked by Enlightenment philosophers of whom Rouseau was a leading light .

His masterpiece i The Social Contract i profoundly influenced the subsequent development of society and remains provocative in a modern age of continuing widespread vested interest .

b i This is the most comprehensive paperback edition available with introduction notes index and chronology of Rousseau s life and times i by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, G.D.H. Cole, P.D. Jimack

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The Social Contract and Discourses
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Number of Pages:362
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Politics, Classics
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b i Inspired by ancient Greek city states Rousseau searched for a way which states of his day could be equally representative i b br br Holding men in wretched subservience feudalism alongside religion was a powerful force in the eighteenth century Self serving monarchic social systems which collectively reduced common people to servitude were now attacked by Enlightenment philosophers of whom Rouseau was a leading light br br His masterpiece i The Social Contract i profoundly influenced the subsequent development of society and remains provocative in a modern age of continuing widespread vested interest br br b i This is the most comprehensive paperback edition available with introduction notes index and chronology of Rousseau s life and times i b, The struggle between Rousseau s yearning for solitude and his need for society is the central theme of the i Reveries i br br In the two years before his death in Jean Jacques Rousseau composed the ten meditations of i Reveries of the Solitary Walker i Combining philosophical argument with amusing anecdotes and lyrical desriptive passages they record the great French writer s sense of isolation and alienation from a world which he felt had rejected his work As he wanders around Paris gazing at plants and day dreaming Rousseau looks back over his life in order to justify his actions and to elaborate on his ideal of a well structured society fit for the noble and solitary natural man, If humans are benevolent by nature how do societies become corrupt And how do governments founded upon the defense of individual rights degenerate into tyranny These are the questions addressed by Jean Jacques Rousseau s i Discourse on the Origin of Inequality i a strikingly original inquiry into much explored issues of th century and subsequent philosophy human nature and the best form of government br br Rousseau takes an innovative approach by introducing a hypothetical history that presents a theoretical view of people in a pre social condition and the ensuing effects of civilization In his sweeping account of humanity s social and political development the author develops a theory of human evolution that prefigures Darwinian thought and encompasses aspects of ethics sociology and epistemology He concludes that people are inevitably corrupt as a result of both natural or physical inequalities and moral or political inequalities br br One of the most influential works of the Enlightenment the i Discourse on the Origin of Inequality i offers a thought provoking account of society s origins and a keen criticism of unequal modern political institutions, 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 I contains the earlier writings such as the First and Second Discourses The American and French Revolutions were profoundly affected by Rousseau s writing thus illustrating the scope of his influence This volume contains a comprehensive introduction chronology and guide to further reading and will enable students to fully understand the writings of one of the world s greatest thinkers