Logo

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Large book cover: The Social Contract

The Social Contract
by

Publisher: J. M. Dent
ISBN/ASIN: B003P9XI52
Number of pages: 338

Description:
Rousseau's influential 1762 work, in which he argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is based on a system of inequality. The philosopher proposes an alternative system for the development of self-governing, self-disciplined citizens.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Similar books

Book cover: On Civic RepublicanismOn Civic Republicanism
by - University of Toronto Press
A testament to the continuing influence of the concept and the ongoing scholarly debate which surrounds it, 'On Civic Republicanism' addresses fundamental questions regarding democratic participation, liberal democracy, and the public good.
(3898 views)
Book cover: The Communist ManifestoThe Communist Manifesto
by - Marxists Internet Archive
One of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Written by communist theorists Marx and Engels, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the problems of capitalism.
(6715 views)
Book cover: Varieties of Conservatism in AmericaVarieties of Conservatism in America
by - Hoover Institution Press
The distinctive group of contributors examine the questions that divide conservatives today and reveal the variety of answer put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives. They each bring a distinctive voice to bear.
(7029 views)
Book cover: Democracy and Moral DevelopmentDemocracy and Moral Development
by - University of California Press
At a time when politics and virtue seem less compatible than oil and water, Democracy and Moral Development shows how to bring the two together. Philosopher David Norton applies classical concepts of virtue to the premises of modern democracy.
(22661 views)