The Social Contract and Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

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Good - The front cover has a clipped corner and a crease on the bottom right. There is a light spine crease, but the binding is tight. There are 18 pages with minimal, sparse underlining. Otherwise, all pages are clean, crisp, and unmarked.
Mass Paperback, 258 pages
Washington Square Press, 1967
First Pocket Books Edition, Fifteenth Printing

Rousseau’s two works (The Social Contract and Discourse on the Origin of Inequality) have profoundly affected the leaders of both the French and American Revolutions, as well as Marx and his followers.  Today they remain essential to an understanding of the principles underlying democratic and human institutions and the social behavior of man.

Edited and with an Introduction by Lester G. Crocker

About the Author

Born in 1712 in Geneva, Jean-Jacques Rousseau came to Paris in 1741.  There he won lasting recognition for his ideas, his literary art, and for the legend that soon surrounded him.  Despite enemies and persecutions, he became one of the most influential political theorists of all time.