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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, and epistemology. One of the most influential works of the Enlightenment, the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality offers both a thought-provoking account of society's origins and a keen criticism of unequal political institutions.

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A powerful, passionate explanation of the roots of social inequality, Rousseau's Discourse influenced virtually every major philosopher of the Enlightenment. It remains among the 18th-century's most provocative and frequently studied works.

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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. The author develops a theory of evolution that prefigures Darwinism and encompasses aspects of ethics, sociology, and epistemology. One of the most influential works of the Enlightenment.

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Unabridged republication as published in French and English 1910.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486434148
Author:
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Natural Law
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Epistemology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
3172
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.14 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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A powerful, passionate explanation of the roots of social inequality, Rousseau's Discourse influenced virtually every major philosopher of the Enlightenment. It remains among the 18th-century's most provocative and frequently studied works.
"Synopsis" by ,
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. The author develops a theory of evolution that prefigures Darwinism and encompasses aspects of ethics, sociology, and epistemology. One of the most influential works of the Enlightenment.
"Synopsis" by , Unabridged republication as published in French and English 1910.
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