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The Resource Of the social contract and other political writings, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited by Christopher Bertram ; translated by Quintin Hoare

Of the social contract and other political writings, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited by Christopher Bertram ; translated by Quintin Hoare

Label
Of the social contract and other political writings
Title
Of the social contract and other political writings
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited by Christopher Bertram ; translated by Quintin Hoare
Creator
Contributor
Author of introduction
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains." These are the famous opening words of a treatise that has stirred vigorous debate ever since its first publication in 1762. Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to wield authority over others, Rousseau argues instead for a pact, or "social contract", that should exist between all the citizens of a state and that should be the source of sovereign power. From this fundamental premise, he goes on to consider issues of liberty and law, freedom and justice, arriving at a view of society that has seemed to some a blueprint for totalitarianism, to others a declaration of democratic principles. Translated by Quintin Hoare
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1712-1778
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Dewey number
320.01
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
JC179
LC item number
.R8613 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1958-
  • 1712-1778
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  • Hoare, Quintin
  • Bertram, Christopher
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Political science
  • Social contract
Label
Of the social contract and other political writings, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited by Christopher Bertram ; translated by Quintin Hoare
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123519622
  • 31223123519614
  • 31223123519606
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of the social contract -- Geneva MS (extract) -- Principles of the right of war -- Letters written from the mountains (selections) -- Constitutional proposal for Corsica -- Considerations on the government of Poland
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • introduction by Christopher Bertram.
Extent
xliv, 356 pages
Isbn
9780141191751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)793685242
Label
Of the social contract and other political writings, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited by Christopher Bertram ; translated by Quintin Hoare
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123519622
  • 31223123519614
  • 31223123519606
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of the social contract -- Geneva MS (extract) -- Principles of the right of war -- Letters written from the mountains (selections) -- Constitutional proposal for Corsica -- Considerations on the government of Poland
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • introduction by Christopher Bertram.
Extent
xliv, 356 pages
Isbn
9780141191751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)793685242

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