9780393956511

Rousseau's Political Writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, On Social Contract (Norton Critical Edition)

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    9780393956511

  • ISBN10:

    0393956512

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/17/1987
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

This Norton Critical Edition includes the three most important of Rousseau's political writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, and On Social Contract. Each piece is fully annotated. Backgrounds includes a sketch of Rousseau's life, selections from his Confessions, and comments on Rousseau's work and character from such illustrious contemporaries and early critics as Voltaire, Hume, Boswell and Johnson, Paine, Kant, and Proudhon. Commentaries includes assessments of Rousseau's political thought by a wide variety of scholars and critics including Judith Shklar, Robert Nisbet, Simone Weil, and Benjamin R. Barber.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Translator's Note ix
Rousseau's Political Writings
1(174)
Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men
3(55)
Discourse on Political Economy
58(26)
On Social Contract or Principles of Political Right
84(91)
Backgrounds
175(44)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: A Biographical Sketch
177(5)
From Rousseau's Confessions
182(9)
Reactions to Rousseau
191(28)
Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire
191(4)
David Hume
195(4)
James Boswell and Samuel Johnson
199(4)
Giacomo Casanova
203(1)
Adam Smith
204(2)
Thomas Paine
206(1)
Immanuel Kant
207(1)
Joseph de Maistre
208(3)
John Adams
211(2)
Benjamin Constant
213(2)
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
215(3)
Leo Tolstoy
218(1)
Commentaries
219(88)
The Political Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
221(11)
Jean Starobinski
Liberty and Authority in On Social Contract
232(12)
R. A. Leigh
Rousseau & Equality
244(16)
Robert Nisbet
Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Equality
260(14)
Judith N. Shklar
Rousseau's Majoritarian Democracy
274(7)
Robert Paul Wolff
A Note on the Complete Abolition of Political Parties
281(11)
Simone Weil
Political Participation and the Creation of Res Publica
292(15)
Benjamin R. Barber
Bibliography 307(2)
Index 309

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