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The social contract, or, Principles of political right

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The social contract, or, Principles of political right

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Published by George Allen and Unwin in London .
Written in English


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Statementtranslated with an historical and critical introduction and notes by Henry J. Tozer.
SeriesSocial science series
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14562294M

Social contract, in political philosophy, an actual or hypothetical compact, or agreement, between the ruled and their rulers, defining the rights and duties of each. The most influential social-contract theorists were the 17th–18th century philosophers Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Thus begins Jean-Jacques Rousseau's influential work, On the Social Contract, a milestone of political science, and essential reading for students of history, philosophy, and social science. A progressive work, it inspired world-wide political reforms, most notably the American and French Revolutions, because it argued that monarchs were.

Of The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique) () by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is the book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way in which to set up a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality (). Of the Social Contract: Or Principles of Political Right and Discourse on Political Economy by Jean-Jacques Rousseau A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

  From social contracts to human rights: 10 of the greatest political founding works The historical texts that made us think about politics the way we do Read the rest of the Observer’s Social & Political Philosophy Rousseau: The Social Contract—2 4. SLAVERY S INCE no man has a natural authority over his fellow, and force creates no right, we must conclude that conventions form the basis of all legitimate authority among men. If an individual, says Grotius, can alienate his liberty and make himself the slave of a master, why could notFile Size: KB.


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It is called The Social Contract or Principles of Political Right, and the second title explains the first. Rousseau’s object is not to deal, in a general way, like Montesquieu, with the actual institutions of existing States, but to lay down the essential principles which must form the basis of every legitimate society.

InRousseau wrote "The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right," in which he explained that government is based on the idea of popular sovereignty. The essence of this idea is that the will of the people as a whole gives power and direction to the state.

The Social Contract: Or Principles of Political Right (Skeptical Reader) [Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Scruton, Roger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Social Contract: Or Principles of Political Right (Skeptical Reader)Price: $ A summary of Book I, Chapters in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract.

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"His most famous and influential work." --The Reader's Encyclopedia. Long hailed as one of the most original, controversial, and influential works of modern political theory, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s On the Social Contract or Principles of Political Right () sets out to address an apparently insoluble difficulty: how can we organize a political community so as to guarantee Price: $ The Social Contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau The right of the strongest •voluntarily, and the family itself is then maintained only by agreement.

This common liberty is an upshot of the nature of man. His first law is to The social contract for his own preservation, his firstFile Size: KB. Legitimate political authority, he suggests, comes only from a social contract agreed upon by all citizens for their mutual preservation.

Rousseau calls the collective grouping of all citizens the "sovereign," and claims that it should be considered in many ways to be like an individual person. Chapter VII.

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BOOK II 1. THAT SOVEREIGNTY IS INALIENABLE. THE first and most important deduction from the principles we have so far laid down is that the general will alone can direct the State according to the object for which it was instituted, i.e., the common good: for if the clashing of particular interests made the establishment of societies necessary, the agreement of these very interests.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Social contract ; or principles of political right. London: S. Sonnenschein, Literature Network» Jean Jacques Rousseau» The Social Contract or Principles of Political Right» 1.

Subject of the First Book Subject of the First Book 1. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Social contract. London, G. Allen & Unwin, Ltd. [] (OCoLC) The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality ()/5.

THE first and most important deduction from the principles we have so far laid down is that the general will alone can direct the State according to the object for which it was instituted, i.e., the common good: for if the clashing of particular interests made the establishment of societies necessary, the agreement of these very interests made it possible.3/5(2).

‎ The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right () by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is the book in which Rousseau theorized about social contracts as the origins of political community i.e.

civil society. Like John Locke, /5(10). Social contract theory says that people live together in society in accordance with an agreement that establishes moral and political rules of behavior. Some people believe that if we live according to a social contract, we can live morally by our own choice and not because a divine being requires it.

Over the centuries, philosophers [ ]. THE SOCIAL CONTRACT OR PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL RIGHT by Jean Jacques Rousseau Translated by G. Cole, public domain Rendered into HTML and text by Jon Roland of the Constitution Society.

Analysis of the Social Contract by Rousseau. The Social Contract by Rousseau, whose full title is The Social Contract or Principles of Political Right () is an analysis of the contractual relationship to any legitimate government, so that are articulated principles of justice and utility to to reconcile the desire for happiness with the submission to the general interest.

Subject of the First Book. 2: The First Societies. 3: The Right of the Strongest. 7: Slavery. 9: The Social Contract: Or, The Principles of Political Rights The Social Contract: Or, The Principles of Political Rights, Edward Lorraine Walter: Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau/5(2).

Start studying On Social Contract or Principles of Political Right. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The Right of the Strongest 4. Slavery 5. That We Must Always Go Back to a First Convention 6. The Social Compact 7. The Sovereign 8. The Civil State 9.

Real Property. Book II. 1. That Sovereignty is Inalienable 2. That Sovereignty is Indivisible 3. Whether the General Will is Fallible 4. The Limits of the Sovereign Power 5.

The Right of Life.Essays for The Social Contract. The Social Contract literature essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Social Contract. Locke and Rousseau; Melville's Political Thought in "Moby-Dick" Love in the Passions; Human Inequality and Rousseau's Social Contract Solution.The Social Contract (Paperback) Or Principles of Political Right.

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Roger Scruton (Introduction by) Gateway Editions,pp. Publication Date: Ma Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Abridged (6/27/) Paperback (1/1/) Paperback (9/7/) Paperback (7/6/).