Basic Political Writings: Discourse on the Sciences & the Arts, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, On the Social Contract, The State of War

Basic Political Writings: Discourse on the Sciences & the Arts, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, On the Social Contract, The State of War

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By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edited by Donald A. Cress

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  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1603846735
  • ISBN 13: 9781603846738
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 146,011

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This substantially revised new edition features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau's most important political writings, and the addition of Cress' new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes, and a chronology by David Wootton provide expert guidance to first-time readers of the texts.

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Donald A. Cress is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of ?Wisconsin, Parkside. His translations of Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy" and "Discourse on Method" are also published by Hackett.David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History, University of ?York. His translations of "Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings," More's "Utopia," and Voltaire's "Candide"--as well as his "Divine Right and Democracy: An Anthology of Political Writings" in Stuart England, his edition of "Locke: Political Writings," and his "Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers"--are also available from Hackett.