The Basic Political Writings (Second Edition)

Front Cover
Hackett Publishing, Feb 1, 2012 - Philosophy - 312 pages
33 Reviews
This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau’s most important political writings, and the addition of Cress’ new translation of Rousseau's State of  War. New footnotes, headnotes, and a chronology by David Wootton provide expert guidance to first-time readers of the texts.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
13
4 stars
7
3 stars
10
2 stars
0
1 star
3

Review: The Basic Political Writings

User Review  - Goodreads

Read: "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men" and "On the Social Contract" Read full review

Review: The Basic Political Writings

User Review  - Keaton - Goodreads

Read: "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men" and "On the Social Contract" Read full review

Contents

Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men
27
Rousseaus Notes to Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among men
93
Discourse on Political Economy
121
On the Social Contract
153
The State of War
253
Index
266
Back Cover
274
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Donald A. Cress is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of  Wisconsin, Parkside. His translations of Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy and Discourse on Method are also published by Hackett.

David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History, University of  York. His translations of Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings, More's Utopia, and Voltaire's Candide--as well as his Divine Right and Democracy: An Anthology of Political Writings in Stuart England, his edition of Locke: Political Writings, and his Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers--are also available from Hackett.

Bibliographic information