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The Resource The social contract ; : and, the first and second discourses, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited and with an introduction by Susan Dunn ; with essays by Gita May [and others]

The social contract ; : and, the first and second discourses, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited and with an introduction by Susan Dunn ; with essays by Gita May [and others]

Label
The social contract ; : and, the first and second discourses
Title
The social contract ;
Title remainder
and, the first and second discourses
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited and with an introduction by Susan Dunn ; with essays by Gita May [and others]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Member of
Cataloging source
COCUF
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1712-1778
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Dewey number
320/.01
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JC179
LC item number
.R7 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1945-
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  • Dunn, Susan
  • May, Gita
Series statement
Rethinking the Western tradition
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  • Political science
  • Social contract
  • Civilization
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Civilization
  • Political science
  • Social contract
  • Discours sur les sciences et les arts (Rousseau)
  • Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes (Rousseau)
  • Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique (Rousseau)
  • Individu en samenleving
Summary expansion
Jean-Jacques Rousseaus 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 Rousseaus most important political writingsThe 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 Dunns introductory essay underlines the unity of Rousseaus political thought and explains why his ideas influenced Jacobin revolutionaries in France but repelled American revolutionaries across the ocean. Gita Mays essay discusses Rousseau as cultural critic. Robert N. Bellah explores Rousseaus attempt to resolve the tension between the individuals desire for freedom and the obligations that society imposes. David Bromwich analyzes Rousseau as a psychologist of the human self. And Conor Cruise OBrien takes on the noxious, deranged Rousseau, excoriated by Edmund Burke but admired by Robespierre and Thomas Jefferson. Written from different, even opposing perspectives, these lucid essays 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
Label
The social contract ; : and, the first and second discourses, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited and with an introduction by Susan Dunn ; with essays by Gita May [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rousseau's political triptych / Susan Dunn -- Chronology of Rousseau's life. The first discourse: Discourses on the sciences and art ; The second discourse: Discourse on the origin and foundations of inequality among mankind ; The social contract -- Rethinking The first and second discourses and The social contract. Rousseau, cultural critic / Gita May ; Rousseau on society and the individual / Robert N. Bellah ; Rousseau and the self without property / David Browmich ; Rousseau, Robespierre, Burke, Jefferson, and the French revolution / Conor Cruise O'Brien
Control code
182530512
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (315 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611730246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112vmc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530512
Label
The social contract ; : and, the first and second discourses, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited and with an introduction by Susan Dunn ; with essays by Gita May [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rousseau's political triptych / Susan Dunn -- Chronology of Rousseau's life. The first discourse: Discourses on the sciences and art ; The second discourse: Discourse on the origin and foundations of inequality among mankind ; The social contract -- Rethinking The first and second discourses and The social contract. Rousseau, cultural critic / Gita May ; Rousseau on society and the individual / Robert N. Bellah ; Rousseau and the self without property / David Browmich ; Rousseau, Robespierre, Burke, Jefferson, and the French revolution / Conor Cruise O'Brien
Control code
182530512
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (315 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611730246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112vmc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530512

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