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Rousseau: The Social Contract and Other Later Political Writings

9781316605448
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A comprehensive and authoritative anthology of Rousseau's major later political writings in up-to-date English translations. This volume includes the essay on Political Economy; The Social Contract; the extensive, late Considerations on the Government of Poland; as well as the important draft on The Right of War and a selection of his letters on various aspects of his political thought. The Social Contract, Rousseau's most comprehensive political work - he called it a 'small treatise' - was condemned on publication by both the civil and the ecclesiastical authorities in France as well as in Geneva, and warrants for its author's arrest were issued. Rousseau was forced to flee and it is during this period that he wrote some of his autobiographical works. This new edition features an expanded Introduction, and an extensive editorial apparatus designed to assist students at every level access these seminal texts.

Offers the most comprehensive anthology of Rousseau's political writings in up-to-date English translations, including the essay on Political Economy, The Social Contract, Considerations on the Government of Poland and The Right of War

The helpful introduction features extensive editorial notes, dates, names, and places, along with guides to further reading, compiled by a renowned Rousseau scholar

The new edition features an expanded introduction, a new foreword and an extensive editorial apparatus

Cover:
Paperback
Edition Number:
2
ISBN:
9781316605448
Pages:
412
Author:
Rousseau Jean-Jacques
Publisher:
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Release Year:
2018

Victor Gourevitch is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Wesleyan University, Connecticut.

Preface

Preface to the second edition
Introduction
Chronology of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A brief guide to further reading
A note on the texts
A note on the translations
A note on the editorial notes and index
Discourse on Political Economy
Of the Social Contract
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
From: Of the Social Contract or essay about the form of the Republic (known as the Geneva Manuscript): Book I, ch. 2 and Book II, ch. 4
Principles of the Right of War
Considerations on the Government of Poland
Selected Letters: Letter to D'Offreville
Letter to Usteri
Letter to Mirabeau
Letter to Franquières
List of abbreviations and textual conventions
Editorial notes
Index of editors, translators, and annotators

General index.

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