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The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Two Discourses & The Social Contract

Translated and edited by John T. Scott

Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (April 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pound

Price: $17.00

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Individualist and communitarian. Anarchist and totalitarian. Classicist and romanticist. Progressive and reactionary. Since the eighteenth century, Jean-Jacques Rousseau has been said to be all of these things. Few philosophers have been the subject of as much or as intense debate, yet almost everyone agrees that Rousseau is among the most important and influential thinkers in the history of political philosophy. This new edition of his major political writings, published in the year of the three-hundredth anniversary of his birth, renews attention to the perennial importance of Rousseau’s work.