Beautiful collection of the greatest political works of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
“Le Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes est un essai philosophique de renommée internationale de Jean-Jacques Rousseau,” published in 1755.
Together with the “Contrat Social”, it is one of the central works of the author's political thought.
Rousseau presents his vision of the state of nature, of human perfectibility and presents private property as the source of all inequalities.
In the end, the text is guided by the question of the Academy of Dijon: "What is the origin of inequality among men and whether it is permitted by natural law?", on which the entire essay is based.
Rousseau passionately believed in what he wrote, and when, in 1789, a similar emotion broke out on a national scale, the "Contrat social" became the bible for revolutionaries on how to build their ideal state.
Still in print, translated into all languages, it remains a crucial document of the egalitarian government."
The "Contrat social" has played a decisive role in the evolution of political and moral thought in the modern world. It should be noted that Kant's moral and political thinking is directly linked to it.
Rousseau - Discours sur l'Origine et les Fondemens de l'Inégalité parmi les hommes & Du Contrat Social Ou Principes du Droit Politique - 1766
S'en suit également - Discours sur l'Economie Politique, Extrait du Projet de Paix Perpetuelle de Mr. L'Abbé de Saint Pierre & Différentes Lettres -
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The binding is in good condition, book in its period brown leather, the boards and spine are in good condition, rubbing from use, small split in the inner joints, the headcap is torn off, red pigmented edges, decorated spine with raised bands, gilded titling and volume number -
Interior in good condition, charming engraving in frontispiece, marbled endpapers, ex-libris-
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