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    DescriptionJean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas about society, culture and government are pivotal in the history of political thought. His works are as controversial as they are relevant today. This volume brings together three of Rousseau's most important political writings - "The Social Contract" and "The First Discourse (Discourse on the Sciences and Arts)" and "The Second Discourse (Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality)" - and presents essays by major scholars that shed light on the dimensions and implications of these texts. Susan Dunn's introductory essay underlines the unity of Rousseau's political thought and explains why his ideas influenced Jacobin revolutionaries in France but repelled American revolutionaries across the ocean. Gita May's essay discusses Rousseau as cultural critic. Robert Bellah explores Rousseau's attempt to resolve the tension between the individual's desire for freedom and the obligations that society imposes. David Bromwich analyzes Rousseau as a psychologist of the human self. And Conor Cruise O'Brien takes on the "noxious", "deranged" Rousseau, excoriated by Edmund Burke but admired by Robespierre and Thomas Jefferson. Written from different, even opposing perspectives, these essays should convey a sense of the vital and contentious debate surrounding Rousseau and his legacy. For this edition Susan Dunn has provided a new translation of the "Discourse on the Sciences and Arts" and has revised a previously published translation of "The Social Contract".


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    The Social Contract: AND The First and Second Discourses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Volume editor Susan Dunn, Introduction by Susan Dunn
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300091410
    ISBN 10: 0300091419
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    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    02 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Susan Dunn, professor of Romance Languages and the History of Ideas at Williams College, is the author of many other books, including The Deaths of Louis XVI: Regicide and the French Political Imagination and Sister Revolutions: French Lightning, American Light.