Originally published in 1941, this book contains the French text of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 1755 treatise Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inegalite parmi les hommes, in which he examines the artificial origins of human social structures designed to keep one group elevated above another. The preface by F. C. Green provides the historical context for Rousseau's essay and explains its influence on the authors of the French Revolution. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French history or political philosophy.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm
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