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A Discourse on Inequality (Penguin Classics)

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The most influential of Rousseau's writings, the "Second Discourse" set forth a theory of human evolution that prefigured the discoveries of Darwin, revolutionized the study of anthropology and linguistics, and made a seminal contribution to political and social thought--leading to both the French Revolution and the birth of social science.

Synopsis:

In this text, Rousseau demonstrates how the growth of civilization corrupts man's natural happiness and freedom due to the artificial inequalities of wealth and social privilege.

Synopsis:

New edition, with an introduction by a leading Rousseau scholar.

Table of Contents

A Discourse on Inequality Foreword

Introduction

Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Men

Rousseau's Notes

Abbreviations used in Editor's Introduction and Notes

Editor's Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444391
Translator:
Cranston, Maurice
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Cranston, Maurice
Author:
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Author:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Author:
Cranston, Maurice
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Natural Law
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 26
Publication Date:
19850231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.78x5.03x.47 in. .33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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