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The Social Contract (Penguin Classics)

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsMaurice Cranston (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7355153M
ISBN 100140442014
ISBN 109780140442014

  In effect, these Rousseau supporters say, the social contract is designed to secure or to restore to individuals in the state of civilization the equivalent of the rights they enjoyed in the state of nature. Rousseau was a passionate man who lived in passionate times, and he still stirs passion in those who write about him today. In effect, these Rousseau supporters say, the social contract is designed to secure or to restore to individuals in the state of civilization the equivalent of the rights they enjoyed in the state of nature. Rousseau was a passionate man who lived in passionate times, and he still stirs passion in those who write about him today/5(10).

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This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Determining the most effective way to establish a political community is the topic of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s book The Social Contract, or Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Law. The text was the impetus for. profound - the social contract was between all members of society, and essentially replaced "natural" rights as the basis for human claims. Origin and Terms of the Social Contract Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains. This man believes that he is the master of others, and still he is more of a slave than they are.


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