The Social Contract

The Social Contract : Man Was Born Free, and He Is Everywhere in Chains

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The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world.Rousseau's explosive cry for human liberty helped to spark the French Revolution and has haunted our discussions of how we should rule one another ever since--seen as both a blueprint for political terror and as a fundamental statement of democracy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 104.1 x 175.3 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143037498
  • 9780143037491
  • 607,259

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Great Ideas... is the right name for these slim, elegant paperbacks... They are written with precision, force, and care. ("The Wall Street Journal") Penguin Books hopes to provide an economical remedy for time-pressed readers in search of intellectual sustenance. ("USA Today")
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About Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) is the author of numerous political and philosophical texts as well as entries on music for Diderot's Encyclopedie and the novels La nouvelle Heloise and Emile.
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