Synopses & Reviews
The work of one of history's greatest thinkers is presented in two volumes, which together form the most comprehensive anthology of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's political writings in English. Here Volume II contains his later writings such as the SOCIAL CONTRACT, which was publicly condemned on publication, sending Rousseau into exile, where he wrote additional autobiographical and political works.
"...Gourevitch serves Rousseau and hence students very well." Pamela K. Jensen, Review of Metaphysics
A comprehensive anthology of Rousseauâs work containing The Social Contract, his most famous single work.
Volume II contains the later writings such as the Social Contract. The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works.
'A comprehensive anthology of Rousseau\'s work containing The Social Contract, his most famous single work.'
'Volume two contains the later writings such as The Social Contractand a selection of Rousseauâs letters on important aspects of his thought. The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works. This volume contains a comprehensive introduction, chronology and guide to further reading, and will enable students to fully understand the writings of one of the worldâs greatest thinkers.\n
Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-322) and indexes.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Chronology; A brief guide to further reading; A note on the texts; A note on the translations; A note on the editorial notes; Discourse on Political Economy; Of the Social Contract; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Extract from the early version of Of The Social Contract known as the Geneva Manuscript; The State of War; Considerations on the Government of Poland; Letter to DâOffreville; Letter to Usteri; Letter to Mirabeau; Letter to Franquieres; List of abbreviations and textual conventions; Editorial notes; Index of editors, translators and annotators; General index.