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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Fundamental Political Writings

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ISBN-10: 1554812976

ISBN-13: 9781554812974

Edition: 2018

Authors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Lay Williams, Matthew W. Maguire, Ian Johnston

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Fundamental Political Writings includes the Social Contract, Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, and "Preface to Narcissus." Each text has been newly translated, and includes a full complement of explanatory notes. The editors' introduction offers students diverse points of entry into some of the distinctive possibilities and challenges of each of these fundamental texts, as well as an introduction to Rousseau's life and historical situation, from his early years in Geneva to his final years in relative solitude. Each text is accompanied by images from the original editions. The volume also includes annotated appendices that…    
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Book details

List price: $18.25
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 3/16/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

David Lay Williams is Associate Professor of Political Science at DePaul University and the author of Rousseau's Platonic Enlightenment (2007) and The General Will: The Evolution of a Concept (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press), as well as numerous articles in journals such as History of Political Thought, the Journal of the History of Ideas, The Journal of Politics, The American Journal of Political Science, and Polity. He has twice held fellowships at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as a fellowship at the DePaul Humanities Center. He was formerly Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of…    

Matthew W. Maguire is Assistant Professor of History and Humanities at Kenyon College.

Ian Johnston is currently an independent scholar pursuing a lifelong passion for ancient languages.