The Social Contract

The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a 1762 book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality (1754). The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate. Rousseau asserts that only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right.

ISBN: 9788027332038

ISBN-10: 9788027332038

Publisher: E-Artnow

Publication Date: 04/15/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/15/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 118

Language: English

Categories

Political

American Government - General

Historiography