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Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (Dover Thrift Editions) - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (Dover Thrift Editions)
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A strikingly original inquiry into politics and human nature, the Discourse presents a theoretical view of people in a pre-social condition and the ensuing effects of civilization. In his sweeping account of social and political development, the author develops a theory of evolution that... show more
A strikingly original inquiry into politics and human nature, the Discourse presents a theoretical view of people in a pre-social condition and the ensuing effects of civilization. In his sweeping account of social and political development, the author develops a theory of evolution that prefigures Darwinism and encompasses aspects of ethics, sociology, and epistemology. One of the most influential works of the Enlightenment, the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality offers both a thought-provoking account of society's origins and a keen criticism of unequal political institutions.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486434148 (0486434141)
ASIN: 486434141
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
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3.5 Why rulers are rulers and why we serve them
I found this book an interesting read and it does has some interesting concepts. While it sort of reads like Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, much of the ideas are based upon speculation and Rousseau's conclusions seem to be little more than guess work. Mind you, it is interesting to see such a disco...
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