Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality


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

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  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 8mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0872201503
  • ISBN 13: 9780872201507
  • Sales rank: 70,944

Product description

Donald Cress's highly regarded translation, based on the critical Pleiade edition of 1964, is here issued with a lively introduction by James Miller, who brings into sharp focus the cultural and intellectual milieu in which Rousseau operated. This new edition includes a select bibliography, a note on the text, a translator's note, and Rousseau's own Notes on the Discourse.

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Author information

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. James Miller teaches a cycle of courses on Dante for the Comparative Literature and Culture program at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. James looks forward to a hot afterlife on the Seventh Terrace of Purgatory.