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Social Contract

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £4.99
Rousseau's explosive cry for human liberty helped to spark the French Revolution and has haunted our discussions of how we should rule one another ever since - seen as both a blue-print for political terror and as a fundamental statement of democracy.

Essential Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Paperback, 05/12/2013, £12.99
'Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains' is the dramatic opening line of The Social Contract, published in 1762. It laid the groundwork for both the American and French Revolutions. This translation includes Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men and The Social Contract in full.

Discourse on Inequality

Paperback, 23/04/2009, £7.99

Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Paperback, 14/07/2011, £8.99
Part reminiscence, part meditation, Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the enduring testimony of an alienated person seeking self-knowledge. As he records his walks round Paris, he finds happiness in solitude and nature. The new translation includes an introduction and notes that explore the work and its contexts.

Emile or On Education

Paperback, 25/04/1991, £20.00
In his pioneering treatise on education, the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau presents concepts that had influence on the development of pedagogy in the eighteenth century. Here, Rousseau asserts his main thesis that human beings are by nature good; it is only the distorting influences of civilization that have corrupted them.