What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Social Contract and DiscoursesUser Review - Goodreads
Part of my world view, but not all of it. Worth the time.
All 6 reviews »
Review: The Social Contract and DiscoursesUser Review - John - Goodreads
I don't know what uber-nerdy frame of mind I was in that I was reading Rousseau for pleasure... anyways. This was surprisingly well paced and enjoyable for political theory essays. Read full review
Other editions - View all
abuse advantage animals aristocracy arts authority become body politic cause CHAPTER citizens civil Comitia Comitia Curiata Comitia Tributa common consent constitution corrupt depends Discourse Discourse on Inequality duty Ephors equality established everything evil exist fact force G. D. H. COLE give greater hand happiness Hobbes honour human idea individual inequality institutions interest Jean Jacques Rousseau kings labour laws legislator legitimate less liberty live longer Lycurgus magistrates mankind master means ment merely monarchical Montesquieu moral nations nature necessary never obey object particular passions person philosophers possession preservation prince principle proportion reason recognised regard relation Republic respect rich Roman Roman Republic Rome Rousseau rule rulers savage sciences secure slavery slaves Social Contract Social Contract theory society soon Sovereign Sovereignty Sparta speak subsistence taxes theory things tion tribunes usurp virtue vote whole word
Page ii - WILL BE PLEASED TO SEND FREELY TO ALL APPLICANTS A LIST OF THE PUBLISHED AND PROJECTED VOLUMES TO BE COMPRISED UNDER THE FOLLOWING TWELVE HEADINGS: TRAVEL ^ SCIENCE ? FICTION THEOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY HISTORY -$ CLASSICAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ESSAYS ^ ORATORY POETRY & DRAMA BIOGRAPHY ROMANCE IN TWO STYLES OF BINDING, CLOTH, FLAT BACK, COLOURED TOP, AND LEATHER, ROUND CORNERS, GILT TOP.
Page 35 - He who dares to undertake the making of a people's institutions ought to feel himself capable, so to speak, of changing human nature, of transforming each individual, who is by himself a complete and solitary whole, into part of ' a greater whole from which he in a manner receives his life and being...
Page ii - TRAVEL ? SCIENCE * FICTION THEOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY HISTORY * CLASSICAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ESSAYS * ORATORY POETRY & DRAMA BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE ROMANCE THE ORDINARY EDITION IS BOUND IN CLOTH WITH GILT DESIGN AND COLOURED TOP.
Page 18 - ... whoever refuses to obey the general will shall be compelled to do so by the whole body. This means nothing less than that he will be forced to be free; for this is the condition which, by giving each citizen to his country, secures him against all personal dependence.
Page 25 - There is often a great deal of difference between the will of all and the general will ; the latter considers only the common interest, while the former takes private interest into account, and is no more than a sum of particular wills...
Page 253 - The body politic, therefore, is also a moral being possessed of a will; and this general will, which tends always to the preservation and welfare of the whole and of every part, and is the source of the laws, constitutes for all the members of the State, in their relations to one another and to it, the rule of what is just or unjust.
Page 94 - When in the popular assembly a law is proposed, what the people is asked is not exactly whether it approves or rejects the proposal, but whether it is in conformity with the general will, which is their will.
Page 11 - God, are abuses of feudalism, in itself an absurd system if ever there was one, and contrary to the principles of natural right and to all good polity. War then is a relation, not between man and man, but between State and State, and individuals are enemies only accidentally, not as men, nor even as citizens,1 but as soldiers; not as members of their country, but as its defenders.
Page 8 - The Right of the Strongest The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
Page 45 - I have already defined civil liberty by equality, we should understand, not that the degrees of power and riches are to be absolutely identical for everybody; but that power shall never be great enough for violence, and shall always be exercised by virtue of rank and law; and that, in respect of riches, no citizen shall ever be wealthy enough to buy another, and none poor enough to be forced to sell himself...
From Google Scholar
Martin Paldam, Gert Tinggaard Svendsen - 2000 - European Journal of Political Economy
Israel Goldiamond - 2002 - Behavior and Social Issues
Stephanie Burkhalter, John Gastil, Todd Kelshaw - 2002 - Communication Theory
All Scholar search results »
Martin Paldam, Gert Tinggaard Svendsen - 1999 - Sustainable Development
Rousseau: Social Contract
The Social Contract and Discourses
Online Library of Liberty - The Social Contract and Discourses
The Online Books Page: The Social Contract, and Discourses, by ...
Internet Archive: Details: The social contract & discourses
The philosophies of Locke and Rousseau
REDEEMING LOVE Rousseau and Eighteenth-Century Moral Philosophy
Rousseau, Stiegler and the Aporia of Origin -- Roberts 42 (4): 382 ...
JSTOR: The Social Contract.