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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Donald A. Cress; James Miller

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1992; US$ 7.95

    Donald Cress?s highly regarded translation, based on the critical Pléiade edition of 1964, is here issued with a lively introduction by James Miller, who brings into sharp focus the cultural and intellectual milieu in which Rousseau operated. This new edition includes a select bibliography, a note on the text, a translator?s note, and Rousseau?s own... 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...

  • 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...

  • Social Contractby Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Free Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    In Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourses on the Origin of Inequality , he outlines his own history of the development of human society. He explains in general terms how the differences between social and economic classes arose alongside the formation of modern states. He also explores the means by which these inequalities were actually built into and... more...

  • The Plan for Perpetual Peace, On the Government of Poland, and Other Writings on History and Politicsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dartmouth College Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    The Collected Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Volume 11. more...

  • The Social Contract Principles of Political Rightby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    “The Social Contract” is one of the most important works by Rousseau. He expresses the view that in a society man has to completely rely on fellow beings with whom he is also in continuous competition. He presents the theory that people should have a right to rule themselves directly and not through representatives. Remarkable revolutionary... more...

  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    A strikingly original inquiry into politics and human nature, the Discourse presents a theoretical view of people in a pre-social condition and the ensuing effects of civilization. In his sweeping account of social and political development, the author develops a theory of evolution that prefigures Darwinism and encompasses aspects of ethics, sociology,... more...

  • On the Social Contractby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    "Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains." Thus begins Rousseau's influential 1762 work, in which he argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is based on a system of inequality. The philosopher posits that a good government can justify its need for individual compromises and that promoting social settings... more...