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The Discourses and other early political writings / Rousseau ; edited and translated by Victor Gourevitch.

Author/creator Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
Other author/creatorGourevitch, Victor, translator.
Format Book and Print
EditionSecond edition.
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionlvi, 454 pages ; 23 cm.
Uniform titleWorks. Selections. English. 1997
Series Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Contents Discourse on the sciences and arts or First discourse -- Discourse on the origin and foundations of inequality among men or Second discourse -- Rousseau's notes -- Letter to Voltaire -- Essay on the origin of languages -- Idea of the method in the composition of a book -- Discourse on the virtue a hero most needs or On heroic virtue.
Abstract "A comprehensive and authoritative anthology of Rousseau's important early political writings in faithful English translations. This volume includes the Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts and the Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men - the so-called First and Second Discourses - together with Rousseau's extensive Replies to Critics of these Discourses; the Essay on the Origin of Languages; the Letter to Voltaire on Providence; as well as several minor but illuminating writings - the Discourse on Heroic Virtue and the essay On the Method on the Composition of a Book. In these as well as in his later writings, Rousseau probes to the very premises of modern thought. His influence was wide-reaching from the very first, and it has continued to grow since his death. The American and the French Revolutions were profoundly affected by his thought, as were Romanticism and Idealism"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LanguageIn English, translated from the original French.
Other edition issuedRevision of (manifestation): Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. Works. Selections. English. 1997. Discourses and other early political writings. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997 0521413818
Genre/formEarly works.
LCCN 2017055950
ISBN9781107151246 hardcover
ISBN1107151244 hardcover
ISBN131660554X paperback

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