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    Description"Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains." Thus begins Rousseau's influential 1762 work, in which he argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is based on a system of inequality. The philosopher posits that a good government can justify its need for individual compromises and that promoting social settings in which people transcend their immediate appetites and desires leads to the development of self-governing, self-disciplined beings. A milestone of political science, these essays are essential reading for students of history, philosophy, and other social sciences. G. D. H. Cole translation.


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    Title
    On the Social Contract
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Translated by Donald A. Cress
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 109
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780872200692
    ISBN 10: 0872200698
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    DC22: 320/.01
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JC179 .R86 1988
    Thema V1.0: QD
    Publisher
    Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
    Imprint name
    Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
    Publication date
    01 June 1988
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA