The Social Contract: Man Was Born Free, and He Is Everywhere in Chains (Penguin Great Ideas)

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Rousseau's explosive cry for human liberty helped to spark the French Revolution and has haunted our discussions of how we should rule one another ever since—seen as both a blueprint for political terror and as a fundamental statement of democracy.

 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778) is the author of numerous political and philosophical texts as well as entries on music for Diderot's Encyclopédie and the novels La nouvelle Héloïse and Émile.

ISBN: 9780143037491

ISBN-10: 9780143037491

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 05/30/2006 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/30/2006 - 12:00am

Pages: 176

Language: English

Categories

Philosophy / Political

History / Social History

Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern