The Social Contract and Discourses
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- Publication Date:December 15, 1993
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Inspired by ancient Greek city states, Rousseau searched for a way which states of his day could be equally representative
Holding men in wretched subservience, feudalism–alongside religion–was a powerful force in the eighteenth century. Self-serving monarchic social systems, which collectively reduced common people to servitude, were now attacked by Enlightenment philosophers, of whom Rouseau was a leading light.
His masterpiece, The Social Contract, profoundly influenced the subsequent development of society and remains provocative in a modern age of continuing widespread vested interest.
This is the most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes, index and chronology of Rousseau's life and times.
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