The Social Contract: Or Principles of Political Right (Paperback)

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By Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Roger Scruton (Introduction by)
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Social Contract takes up an argument which had begun with Bodin and Hobbes, and been continued by Grotius, Spinoza, and Locke to form the foundation of political thinking in the eighteenth century.

The Social Contract is a work of consummate rhetorical skill; but it is also a prolonged sleight of hand in which what is most questionable is carefully hidden behind the magnificent flourishes of the prose.

About the Author

Jean Jacques Rousseau (Geneva, 1712  – Ermenonville, 2 July 1778) was a major Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the Enlightenment, whose political philosophy influenced the French Revolution and the development of liberal, conservative, and socialist theory.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596980822
ISBN-10: 1596980826
Publisher: Gateway Editions
Publication Date: March 10th, 2009
Pages: 226
Language: English
Series: Skeptical Reader