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    The Social Contract (Classics of World Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Introduction by Derek Matravers, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionIn The Social Contract Rousseau (1712-1778) argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. An individual can only be free under the law, he says, by voluntarily embracing that law as his own. Hence, being free in society requires each of us to subjugate our desires to the interests of all, the general will. Some have seen in this the promise of a free and equal relationship between society and the individual, while others have seen it as nothing less than a blueprint for totalitarianism. The Social Contract is not only one of the great defences of civil society, it is also unflinching in its study of the darker side of political systems.


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    Title
    The Social Contract
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Introduction by Derek Matravers, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853267819
    ISBN 10: 1853267813
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
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    DC21: 320.01
    DC22: 320.01
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036020
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    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
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