menu
 
(0)
 
The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau : the Two "Discourses" and the "Social Contract"
by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Overview -
Jean-Jacques Rousseau is one of the most important and influential thinkers in the history of political philosophy. This edition brings together in one volume, superb new translations of the three works upon which that reputation rests: the "Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts," the "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men," and "On the Social Contract." Rousseau s political thought rests on the conception of human nature and society developed in the two discourses: that human beings are by nature good and are corrupted in society. With the Social Contract, Rousseau became the first major thinker to argue that democracy is the only legitimate form of government. Rousseau s French is both literary and philosophical, seamlessly combining the lyrical and the technical. John T. Scott, one of the world s pre-eminent Rousseau scholars, has given us with translations that are faithful to the originals while capturing the harmony of Rousseau s prose and conveying an idea of the effect on the reader of reading him in the original. This edition also has a substantial introduction that provides background on Rousseau s life and context for the political writings, as well as some guidance in their interpretation. There also editorial and translation notes to clarify or explain ideas or terms not familiar to most readers. "

  Read Full Product Description
 
Paperback
$16.00

In Stock with our New/Used Market Vendor. Allow up to 30 days for delivery. Tracking is not available for this item.

FREE Shipping is not available for this item.help

 
 

Seller Information

CMUweb
Minneapolis, MN, USA

The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: the Two The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: the Two "Discourses" and the "Social Contract" (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Price: $10.46
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Description: VG-Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear/edgewear, may have a remainder mark-NICE PAPERBACK Standard-sized.
Condition: Very good
The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques RousseauThe Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 2014
Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
Price: $33.21
Seller: Blackwell's, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GBR
Condition: New in new dust jacket.
 
 
 
 

More About The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
 
 
 
Overview

Jean-Jacques Rousseau is one of the most important and influential thinkers in the history of political philosophy. This edition brings together in one volume, superb new translations of the three works upon which that reputation rests: the "Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts," the "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men," and "On the Social Contract." Rousseau s political thought rests on the conception of human nature and society developed in the two discourses: that human beings are by nature good and are corrupted in society. With the Social Contract, Rousseau became the first major thinker to argue that democracy is the only legitimate form of government. Rousseau s French is both literary and philosophical, seamlessly combining the lyrical and the technical. John T. Scott, one of the world s pre-eminent Rousseau scholars, has given us with translations that are faithful to the originals while capturing the harmony of Rousseau s prose and conveying an idea of the effect on the reader of reading him in the original. This edition also has a substantial introduction that provides background on Rousseau s life and context for the political writings, as well as some guidance in their interpretation. There also editorial and translation notes to clarify or explain ideas or terms not familiar to most readers. "

This item is fulfilled by our new and used marketplace. For more information, view our glossary of terms and abbreviations.
 
Details
  • PID: 16330421778
  • ISBN-13: 9780226151311
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Seller: CMUweb
    Description: NOTE: While this is a NEW, UNSOLD book, it has been on the shelf a while and does show some signs of cover wear, especially along edges and at corners.