The Social Contract & Discourses: Vol. 1 - 4 in 4 (Illustrated) by Jean Jacques Rousseau

The Social Contract & Discourses: Vol. 1 - 4 in 4 (Illustrated)

byJean Jacques Rousseau, Timeless Books: Editor

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1. SOCIAL CONTRACT - JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU

2. DISCOURSE ON THE ARTS AND SCIENCES - JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU

3. DISCOURSE ON THE ORIGIN AND BASIS OF INEQUALITY AMONG MEN - JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU

4. DISCOURSE ON POLITICAL ECONOMY - JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU

Jean Jacques Rousseau was a great philosopher and one of the founders of the modern system of philosophy. He is in the row with the greatest thinkers as Aristotle, Isaac Newton, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and John Stuart Mill. Their thoughts has had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.

In 1762, Rousseau completed Social Contract his best and most important of all his writings. He was to explore if there was a legitimate political authority due to that people at his time were put in a state far worse than the state of nature. Rousseau theorized the best social model in the book to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society.

During the French Revolution, The Social Contract was served as the inspiration for a new national system through political revolutions. In the book, Rousseau argued that only the people had all powerful right.

In 1750, Rousseau published Discourse on the Arts and Sciences. It is commonly regarded as his First Discourse and it is considered one of his most important works. He argued in the essay that the arts and sciences corrupted human morality. It was Rousseau's first successful philosophical work. He declared his firm views about nature vs. society that ran through Social Contract and the other later works.

In 1754, Rousseau published Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality among Men his earliest and one of the most important of all his writings. The essay is usually regarded as his Second Discourse. He was to explore in this essay his conception of a human state of nature. He also explained the way that people should have established a civil society and concluded that private property was the original source and basis of all inequality.

In 1755, Rousseau published Discourse on Political Economy. It is a revolutionary work and is regarded as his Third Discourse.  The essay is also viewed as the classic of political theory and a key source of democratic ideals of Western Civilization. Rousseau proposed concepts of the general will and individual's submission to government by contract as the foundation of democracy.

This collection has had the most impact on Enlightenment. It is regarded as the most important work in Western culture.  

Rousseau’s work has produced great influence on modern philosophy and logic. His view became widely recognised as the foremost philosophical voice and his influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences.

This book is one of the most important ones about Philosophy, Enlightenment, the Foundations of Liberty, and Politics by Rousseau, one of the greatest thinkers of modern philosophy on the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

Title:The Social Contract & Discourses: Vol. 1 - 4 in 4 (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 20, 2015Publisher:www.WealthOfNation.comLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990050949057

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