Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings

Rousseau: The 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

By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau , Edited and translated by Donald A. Cress , Introduction by David Wootton

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This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings 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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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • 15 Jun 2012
  • Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Cambridge, MA
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1603846735
  • 9781603846738
  • 138,121

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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.

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