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Revolutionary in its own time and controversial to this day, this work is a permanent classic of political theory and a key source of democratic belief. Rousseau's concepts of "the general will" as a mode of self-interest uniting for a common good, and the submission of the individual to government by contract inform the heart of democracy, and stand as its most contentious components today. Also included in this edition is Rousseau's Discourse on Political Economy", a key transitional work between his Discourse on Inequality and The Social Contract. This new translation offers fresh insight into a cornerstone of political thought, which is further illuminated by a comprehensive introduction and notes.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN:
9780199538966
Author:
Rousseau, Jean-jacques
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Betts, Christopher
Author:
null, Jean-Jacques
Author:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Author:
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Author:
Betts, Christopher
Author:
Null, Christopher
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Social contract
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics | Political Theory | Political Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.6 in 0.4 lb

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