Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings

Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings : Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, On the Social Contract, The State of War

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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 | 320 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 17.78mm | 226g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Second Edition,2 ed.
  • none
  • 1603846735
  • 9781603846738
  • 97,420

About Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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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