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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Body Politicby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 3.18

    'No true Democracy has ever existed, nor ever will exist.' In this selection from The Social Contract , Rousseau asserts that a state's only legitimate political authority comes from its people. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste... more...

  • Confessionsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

      Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But... 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...

  • The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseauby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 6.00

    Only a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712?78) published his Confessions . Rousseau wrote treatises on education and politics as well as novels and operas, and as one of the most influential and controversial of the Enlightenment thinkers, he inspired the leaders of the French Revolution.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Emileby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.99

    Rousseau considered this tale of a young boy and his tutor the most important of his writings, and its exploration of the retention of human goodness and avoidance of social corruption remains highly influential. more...