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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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  • The Basic Political Writingsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Donald A. Cress; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 12.50

    This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau’s most important political writings, and the addition of Cress’ new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes,... more...

  • Reveries of the Solitary Walkerby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Russell Goulbourne

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    These hours of solitude and meditation are the only time of the day when I am completely myself'Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the product of his final years of exile from the society that condemned his political and religious views. Returning to Paris the philosopher determines to keep a faithful record of the... more...

  • Discourse on Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    The searing indictment of man-made inequality in all its many forms that Rousseau offers in Discourse on Inequality is a must-read for philosophy buffs and supporters of social justice. This artfully composed argument sets forth the core elements of Rousseau's philosophical views, including his unique take on Hobbes' concept of nature and natural... more...

  • Emileby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Barbara Foxley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Rousseau wrote about the difficulty of being a good individual within an inherently corrupting collectivity: society. Emile deals specifically with education, and outlines a system which would allow for human goodness. He uses the fictional story of Emile and his tutor to outline his ideas. The book was banned and publicly burned on its publication,... more...

  • The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseauby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; W. Conyngham Mallory

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In addition to making his mark as a prominent philosopher, educational theorist, and musician, renaissance man Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also a pioneer in the genre of autobiographical writing. When his multi-book series Confessions was first published, it marked one of the most original entries in the literary category of autobiographies in centuries. more...

  • A Discourse Upon the Origin of Inequalityby Jean Jacques Rousseau

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    This is a philosophical essay by Rousseau that bears a strong sense of realism. The work captivates with its hard-hitting honesty, vibrancy, and depth. Rousseau is of the opinion that the price of civilization is human freedom and individuality. With civil advancement, man’s primeval feelings of self-fulfillment and natural happiness are razed.... more...

  • The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseauby Jean Jacques Rousseau

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The book narrates the ups and downs of Rousseau and follows his life from streets to stardom. It provides a deep insight into the personality of the philosopher and the vision that got him exiled and persecuted. It relates his pride in his individual existence. The assortment of events and emotions presented here is timeless. more...

  • Emileby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Sub-divided into five books, it describes the education and training of a young boy Emile during various stages of his life. Rousseau as his tutor teaches him the way to good living through education. The final book deals with the issues of female education. Even today it is one of the most widely read books on the subject of education. Enlightening! more...

  • Social Contractby Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Free Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Social Contractby Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...