Social Contract, Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, Political Fragments, and Geneva Manuscript (Hardcover)

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Social Contract, Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, Political Fragments, and Geneva Manuscript (Hardcover)

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith R. Bush (Translated by), Roger D. Masters (Translated by), Christopher Kelly (Translated by)

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Contains the Social Contract, as well as the first English translation of Rousseau’s early Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, numerous previously untranslated political fragments, and the first draft of the Social Contract (the so-called Geneva Manuscript). By placing Rousseau’s famous exposition of “political right” and the “general will” in the context of his preparatory drafts, the editors provide significant insight into the formation of one of the most important and influential works in Western political thought.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–78) was a leading Genevan philosopher and political theorist and one of the key figures of the Enlightenment.

Christopher Kelly is a professor of political science at Boston College. He is the author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life and coeditor of The Collected Writings of Rousseau.
Product Details ISBN: 9780874516463
ISBN-10: 0874516463
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 1994
Pages: 306
Language: English
Series: Collected Writings of Rousseau