Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic — a debate that continues in the twenty-first century.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau A treatise on the social compact: or the principles of politic law. By J. J. Rousseau, ..., Jean-Jacques Rousseau. A treatise on the social compact: or the principles of politic law. By J. J. Rousseau, ... Du contrat social. English Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. ,249,p. ; 12⁰. London : printed for T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt, 1764. A translation of his: 'Du contrat social'. With a final advertisement leaf. Reproduction of original from the British Library. Goldsmiths', 9947 English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT136478. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Among the notable books of later times-we may say, without exaggeration, of all time—must be reckoned The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau. It deals with leading personages and transactions of a momentous epoch, when absolutism and feudalism were rallying for their last struggle against the modern spirit, chiefly represented by Voltaire, the Encyclopedists, and Rousseau himself—a struggle to which, after many fierce intestine quarrels and sanguinary wars throughout Europe and America, has succeeded the prevalence of those more tolerant and rational principles by which the statesmen of our own day are actuated.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau This book is about the difficulty of being a good individual within an inherently corrupting collectivity: society. Emile deals specifically with education, and outlines a system which would allow for human goodness.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Emile lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text; while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material.
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Aristotle: The Categories Ethics
Francis Bacon: The Essays of Francis Bacon The New Atlantis
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Giordano Bruno: An Ethical Poem
Rene Descartes: Principles of Philosophy
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Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Practical Reason Fundamental Principals of the Metaphysic of Morals
John Locke: An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding: Volume 1 & 2 A Letter Concerning Toleration
Plato: Alcibiades I & II Apology The Republic Sophist Statesman Symposium
Jean Jacques Rousseau: The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau Mankind Emile
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (1762) 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, who believed that a government can only be legitimate if it
has been sanctioned by the people in the role of the sovereign, Rousseau claimed
that a perfect society would be controlled by the "general will" of its
populace. While he does not define exactly how this should be accomplished (as
there are many possible ways, each suited to different situations), he suggests
that assemblies be held in which every citizen can assist in determining the
general will. Without this input from the people, there can be no legitimate
government. Importantly, this input cannot come from representatives, but must
be from the people themselves.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712 – July 2, 1778) was a Franco-Swiss philosopher of Enlightenment whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution, the development of socialist theory, and the growth of nationalism.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men, written for the Académie de Dijon's competition in 1754, is an attempt to answer the question "What is the origin of inequality among men, and is it authorized by natural law?"
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique est un ouvrage de philosophie politique de Jean-Jacques Rousseau publié en 1762. Il est connu pour exposer avec clarté et force que la seule forme de pouvoir politique légitime est le pouvoir qui trouve son fondement dans la volonté du peuple (ou « volonté générale »). Il est souvent considéré comme le principal inspirateur des idées de la Révolution française. Une édition réalisée par Bibebook
Jean-Jacques Rousseau ÉCONOMIE POLITIQUE (1755) ECONOMIE ou OECONOMIE (Morale et Politique) ce mot vient de oikos, maison, et de nomos, loi, et ne signifie originairement que le sage et légitime gouvernement de la maison, pour le bien commun de toute la famille. Le sens de ce terme a été dans la suite étendu au gouvernement de la grande famille, qui est l'Etat. Pour distinguer ces deux acceptions, on l'appelle dans ce dernier cas, économie générale, ou politique; et dans l'autre cas, économie domestique, ou particulière. Ce n'est que de la première qu'il est question dans cet article. Sur l'économie domestique, voyez PÈRE DE FAMILLE.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau "Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains. This man believes that he is the master of others, and still he is more of a slave than they are. How did that transformation take place? I don't know. How may the restraints on man become legitimate? I do believe I can answer that question …" Thus begins Rousseau's influential 1762 work, Du Contract Social. Arguing that all government is fundamentally flawed, and that modern society is based on a system that fosters inequality and servitude, Rousseau demands nothing less than a complete revision of the social contract to ensure equality and freedom. Noting that government derives its authority by the people's willing consent (rather than the authorization of God), Rousseau posits that a good government can justify its need for individual compromises, rewarding its citizens with "civil liberty and the proprietorship of all he possesses." The controversial philosopher further suggests that promoting social settings in which people transcend their immediate appetites and desires lead to the development of self-governing, self-disciplined beings. A milestone of political science, these essays introduced the inflammatory ideas that led to the chaos of the French Revolution, and are considered essential reading for students of history, philosophy, and other social sciences.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire tiennent à la fois de l’autobiographie et de la réflexion philosophique : il constitue le dernier des écrits de Rousseau, la partie finale ayant vraisemblablement été conçue quelques semaines avant sa mort, et l’œuvre étant inachevée. Une édition réalisée par Bibebook
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The book is being addressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau himself. My impatience to inhabit the Hermitage not permitting me to wait until the return of fine weather, the moment my lodging was prepared I hastened to take possession of it, to the great amusement of the 'Coterie Holbachaque', which publicly predicted I should not be able to support solitude for three months, and that I should unsuccessfully return to Paris, and live there as they did. For my part, having for fifteen years been out of my element, finding myself upon the eve of returning to it, I paid no attention to their pleasantries. Since contrary to my inclinations, I have again entered the world, I have incessantly regretted my dear Charmettes, and the agreeable life I led there.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau While some modern lovers of philosophy, literature, and politics might not agree with his views, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers in Western civilization. Rousseau was certainly controversial during his time, as his writings were revolutionary for contemporary audiences. "Basic Political Writings" contains four essential political works written by Rousseau: "Discourse on the Science and the Arts," "Discourse on the Origin of Inequality," "Discourse on Political Economy," and "On the Social Contract." In these works, he lays out the basic foundation of society and how it has evolved since the origins of man. Then, he describes how society is pulling mankind away from the laws of nature. Foundational to his point of view is Rousseau's argument that there are no true personal possessions in nature, only the community. He writes that it was the rise of personal possessions that allowed certain people to make powerful gains, and they were the ones who controlled the political spectrum. However, Rousseau offers hope by explaining that men can change their government; they do not have to be chained by their possessions or other symbolic constraints. The author's concept of the general will is astounding, and he has since been both praised and criticized for his beliefs. Regardless of whether the reader agrees with Rousseau's political theories, the works in "Basic Political Writings" are essential reading for anyone looking to better understand the forces at work behind the rise of civilizations, power, and politics.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau writes, "Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains." This statement exemplifies the main idea behind "The Social Contract", in other words that man is essentially free if it weren't for the oppression of political organizations such as government. Rousseau goes on to lay forth the principles that he deems most important for achieving political right amongst people.
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The Republic Dante Alighieri
The Vision Of Hell, Purgatory, And Paradise Sun Wu
Sun Tzu On The Art Of War The Oldest Military Treatise In The World Henry David Thoreau
Walden Friedrich Nietzsche
Beyond Good And Evil Homer
The Iliad Of Homer
The Sayings Of Confucius Xenophon
The Memorable Thoughts Of Socrates. Aristotle
Politics: A Treatise On Government Aristotle
The Athenian Constitution Karl Marx And Friedrich Engels
Manifesto Of The Communist Party Adam Smith
An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations. Thomas More
The Advancement Of Learning
An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding
A Treatise Of Human Nature Jean Jacques Rousseau
The Confessions Of Jean Jacques Rousseau
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Table of Contents
The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau (Translated by W. Conyngham
Mallory) Considerations on the Government of Poland Constitutional
Project for Corsica The Creed of a Savoyard Priest (From Emile)
Discourse on the Arts and Sciences Discourse on the Origin of
Inequality Among Men Discourse on Political Economy (Translated by G. D.
H. Cole) Emile, or On Education (Translated by Barbara
Foxley) Narcissus, or The Self-Admirer: A Comedy The Social Contract
(Translated by George Douglas Howard Cole)
Appendix: Jean-Jacques Rousseau Biography List of Works in
Chronological Order About and Navigation
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Les Confessions de Jean-Jacques Rousseau est une autobiographie publiée à titre posthume. Le titre des Confessions a sans doute été choisi en référence aux Confessions de Saint-Augustin, publiées au IVe siècle après Jésus Christ. Rousseau, qui était protestant, accomplit ainsi un acte sans valeur religieuse à proprement parler, mais doté d’une forte connotation symbolique: celui de l’aveu des pêchés, de la confession. On reproche souvent à Rousseau la prétention extrême présente dans certains extraits des « Confessions » et dissimulée sous une apparente humilité, mais passer outre à la première lecture est nécessaire pour accéder au second niveau de l’œuvre, qui reste un chef d’œuvre de la littérature française. Composé de 12 livres, « Les Confessions » de Rousseau sont considérées comme la première véritable autobiographie. La première partie de l’œuvre (livres i à vi) a été publiée en 1782 et la seconde (livres vii à xii) en 1789. Une édition réalisée par Bibebook
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Contained within this volume are two discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In "A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality" Rousseau examines the causes of the inequalities that exist among men concluding that it is the natural result of the formation of any civilization. In "A Discourse on Political Economy" Rousseau examines the nature of politics and their effect on people. These two works lay a solid foundation for the political philosophy of Rousseau and are a must read for any student of political science or philosophy.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Extrait : "C'est ici le second terme de la vie, et celui auquel proprement finit l'enfance ; car les mots infans et puer ne sont pas synonymes. Le premier est compris dans l'autre, et signifie qui ne peut parler ; d'où vient que dans Valère Maxime on trouve puerum infantem. Mais je continue à me servir de ce mot selon l'usage de notre langue, jusqu'à l'âge pour lequel elle a d'autres noms. Quand les enfants commencent à parler, ils pleurent moins."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau If humans are benevolent by nature, how do societies become corrupt? And how do governments founded upon the defense of individual rights degenerate into tyranny? These are the questions addressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, a strikingly original inquiry into much-explored issues of 18th-century (and subsequent) philosophy: human nature and the best form of government. Rousseau takes an innovative approach by introducing a "hypothetical history" that presents a theoretical view of people in a pre-social condition and the ensuing effects of civilization. In his sweeping account of humanity's social and political development, the author develops a theory of human evolution that prefigures Darwinian thought and encompasses aspects of ethics, sociology, and epistemology. He concludes that people are inevitably corrupt as a result of both natural (or physical) inequalities and moral (or political) inequalities. One of the most influential works of the Enlightenment, the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality offers a thought-provoking account of society's origins and a keen criticism of unequal modern political institutions.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Emile: or, On Education (1762) which Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed to be the “best and most important of all my writings” is largely a philosophical treatise on the nature of man; it addresses political and philosophical questions regarding the individual’s relationship to society, in particular how the individual can retain what Rousseau saw as his natural goodness while participating in an inevitably corrupt society. In Emile, Rousseau attempts to describe a system of education that will enable the “natural man” that he outlines in The Social Contract (1762) to live within corrupt society. Rousseau includes the novelistic story of Emile and his tutor in order to illustrate how one might educate this ideal citizen; Emile is therefore not a detailed parenting guide, although it does contain some specific advice on raising children. It is the first complete philosophy of education in the Western tradition, as well as the first Bildungsroman, preceding Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship by more than thirty years.
The text is divided into five "books"; the first three are dedicated to the child Emile, the fourth to an exploration of the adolescent Emile and the final book outlines the education of his female counterpart, Sophie, and Emile’s domestic and civic life.
Emile was banned and burned in Paris and Geneva as soon as it was published for the controversial section “Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar,” but despite, or perhaps because of, this reputation, it became a European bestseller. Furthermore, during the French Revolution, Emile served as the inspiration for a new national system of education.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau According to Wikipedia: "Of The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique; 1762) 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 (1754). The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate; as Rousseau asserts, only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right... Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological, and educational thought. Rousseau's novel Emile, or On Education is a treatise on the education of the whole person for citizenship. His sentimental novel Julie, or the New Heloise was of importance to the development of pre-romanticism and romanticism in fiction. Rousseau's autobiographical writings — his Confessions, which initiated the modern autobiography, and his Reveries of a Solitary Walker — exemplified the late 18th-century movement known as the Age of Sensibility, and featured an increased focus on subjectivity and introspection that later characterized modern writing. His Discourse on Inequality and The Social Contract are cornerstones in modern political and social thought."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau "Emile, or On Education" or "Émile, or Treatise on Education" is a treatise on the nature of education and on the nature of man. Jean-Jacques Rousseau considered it to be the "best and most important" of all his writings. Due to a section of the book entitled "Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar", Emile was banned in Paris and Geneva and was publicly burned in 1762, the year of its first publication. During the French Revolution, Emile served as the inspiration for what became a new national system of education. Rousseau seeks to describe a system of education that would enable the natural man he identifies in The Social Contract (1762) to survive corrupt society. He employs the novelistic device of Emile and his tutor to illustrate how such an ideal citizen might be educated. Emile is scarcely a detailed parenting guide but it does contain some specific advice on raising children. It is regarded by some as the first philosophy of education in Western culture to have a serious claim to completeness, as well as being one of the first Bildungsroman novels.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau This authoritative English translation of Rousseau's classic treatise of political theory is published complete with no abridgement.
First released to the public in 1762, The Social Contract is a groundbreaking work in political philosophy. It was among the first to explore the conflict between a society devoted to a prospering and healthy community, and the interests of commercial enterprise. The thoughtful analysis of society, which at the time was on the cusp of beginning the industrial revolution, and crucially Rousseau's rejection of the monarch's principle of the Divine Right, led to the document becoming an inspiration for the French Revolution.
Rousseau argued for personal freedoms and a community where every member has a say. He was vigorously against slavery, and the subjugation of populations brought under the sway of a state. Instead, Rousseau proposed a system whereby the state represents and serves the best interest of its population, to the enrichment and betterment of the general society - it is this principle which encapsulates the philosophy espoused in The Social Contract.
This edition contains the respected and influential English translation by G. D. H. Cole, an Oxford scholar who specialised in political theory and was acclaimed throughout his decades long academic career.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Extrait : "(...) car comment connaître la source de l'inégalité parmi les hommes, si l'on ne commence par les connaître eux-mêmes ? et comment l'homme viendra-t-il à bout de se voir tel que l'a formé la nature, à travers tous les changements que la succession des temps et des choses a dû produire dans sa constitution originelle, et de démêler ce qu'il tient de son propre fonds d'avec ce que les circonstances et ses progrès ont ajouté ou changé à son état primitif ?"
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Born on June 28, 1712, in Geneva, the French philosopher, novelist and essayist Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most prominent and definitive minds of the Enlightenment. Self-taught, Rousseau dabbled in many fields, keeping journals of his interests in science, mathematics, music, astronomy, botany, music, literature, and philosophy. He achieved sudden success and subsequent fame with his "A Discourse on the Arts and Sciences", a work that cemented his pivotal place in the history of The Enlightenment and philosophy as a whole. "The Reveries of the Solitary Walker" is an unfinished work, one of the last composed in Rousseau's lifetime. The book is composed of ten chapters, called "walks." Walks eight and nine were never revised, and the tenth walk is incomplete. Regardless, this work, like others written near the end of his life, is greatly autobiographical, consisting of descriptions of walks he took around Paris, as well as further comment on arguments he previously made, concerning education and political philosophy, among other subjects.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The book story was a Eloisa which for a long time had been in the press did not yet at the end of the year 1760 appear the work already began to make a great noise. Madam de Luxembourg had spoken of it at court and Madam de Houdetot at Paris. The latter had obtained from me permission for Saint Lambert to read the manuscript to the King of Poland who had been delighted with it. Duclos to whom I had also given the perusal of the work had spoken of it at the academy. It appeared at the beginning of the carnival a hawker carried it to the Princess of Talmont. A rude but sensible example of the importance of the least detail in the exposition of facts of which the secret causes are sought for to discover them by induction.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau & Peter France After a period of forced exile and solitary wandering brought about by his radical views on religion and politics, Jean-Jacques Rousseau returned to Paris in 1770. Here, in the last two years of his life, he wrote his final work, the Reveries. In this eloquent masterpiece the great political thinker describes his sense of isolation from a society he felt had rejected his writings - and the manner in which he has come to terms with his alienation, as he walks around Paris, gazing at plants, day-dreaming and finding comfort in the virtues of solitude and the natural world. Meditative, amusing and lyrical, this is a fascinating exploration of Rousseau's thought as he looks back over his life, searching to justify his actions, to defend himself against his critics and to elaborate upon his philosophy.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Of these recollections I shall relate one example, which may give some idea of their force and precision. The first day we went to sleep at Charmettes, the way being up-hill, and Madam de Warrens rather heavy, she was carried in a chair, while I followed on foot. Fearing the chairmen would be fatigued, she got out about half-way, designing to walk the rest of it. As we passed along, she saw something blue in the hedge, and said, "There's some periwinkle in flower yet!" I had never seen any before, nor did I stop to examine this: my sight is too short to distinguish plants on the ground, and I only cast a look at this as I passed: an interval of near thirty years had elapsed before I saw any more periwinkle, at least before I observed it, when being at Cressier in 1764, with my friend, M. du Peyrou, we went up a small mountain, on the summit of which there is a level spot, called, with reason, 'Belle—vue', I was then beginning to herbalize;—walking and looking among the bushes, I exclaimed with rapture, "Ah, there's some periwinkle!" Du Peyrou, who perceived my transport, was ignorant of the cause, but will some day be informed: I hope, on reading this. The reader may judge by this impression, made by so small an incident, what an effect must have been produced by every occurrence of that time.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The book story was more to me than a sister, a mother, a friend, or even than a mistress, and for this very reason she was not a mistress; in a word. The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times. I loved her too much to desire her. More of the amours of the twentysomething Jean-Jacques: here initiated into a strangely compromised manhood by his maman and perennial comforter. Was I happy? No: I felt I know-not-what invincible sadness which empoisoned my happiness, it seemed that I had committed an incest, and two or three times, pressing her eagerly in my arms, I deluged her bosom with my tears. On her part, as she had never sought pleasure, she had not the stings of remorse.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The book is being addressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau himself. With this book begins the work of darkness, in which I have for the last eight years been enveloped, though it has not by any means been possible for me to penetrate the dreadful obscurity. In the abyss of evil into which I am plunged, I feel the blows reach me, without perceiving the hand by which they are directed or the means it employs. Shame and misfortune seem of themselves to fall upon me. When in the affliction of my heart I suffer a groan to escape me, I have the appearance of a man who complains without reason, and the authors of my ruin have the inconceivable art of rendering the public unknown to itself, or without its perceiving the effects of it, accomplice in their conspiracy.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The book is being addressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau himself. The extraordinary degree of strength a momentary effervescence had given me to quit the Hermitage, left me the moment I was out of it. I was scarcely established in my new habitation before I frequently suffered from retentions, which were accompanied by a new complaint; that of a rupture, from which I had for some time, without knowing what it was, felt great inconvenience. I soon was reduced to the most cruel state. The physician Thieiry, my old friend, came to see me, and made me acquainted with my situation. The sight of all the apparatus of the infirmities of years, made me severely feel that when the body is no longer young, the heart is not so with impunity.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau & John T. Scott Individualist and communitarian. Anarchist and totalitarian. Classicist and romanticist. Progressive and reactionary. Since the eighteenth century, Jean-Jacques Rousseau has been said to be all of these things. Few philosophers have been the subject of as much or as intense debate, yet almost everyone agrees that Rousseau is among the most important and influential thinkers in the history of political philosophy. This new edition of his major political writings, published in the year of the three-hundredth anniversary of his birth, renews attention to the perennial importance of Rousseau’s work.
The book brings together superb new translations by renowned Rousseau scholar John T. Scott of three of Rousseau’s works: the Discourse on the Sciences and Arts, the Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men, and On the Social Contract. The two Discourses show Rousseau developing his well-known conception of the natural goodness of man and the problems posed by life in society. With the Social Contract, Rousseau became the first major thinker to argue that democracy is the only legitimate form of political organization. Scott’s extensive introduction enhances our understanding of these foundational writings, providing background information, social and historical context, and guidance for interpreting the works. Throughout, translation and editorial notes clarify ideas and terms that might not be immediately familiar to most readers.
The three works collected in The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau represent an important contribution to eighteenth-century political theory that has exerted an extensive influence on generations of thinkers, beginning with the leaders of the French Revolution and continuing to the present day. The new translations on offer here will be welcomed by a wide readership of both Rousseau scholars and readers with a general interest in political thought.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau This book story of any one judge my surprise and grief at not finding her on my arrival. The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times. I now felt regret at having abandoned M. le Maitre, and my uneasiness increased when I learned the misfortunes that had befallen him. His box of music, containing all his fortune, that precious box, preserved with so much care and fatigue, had been seized on at Lyons by means of Count Dortan, who had received information from the Chapter of our having absconded with it. I began by delineating the latter: should I recollect the rest with the same precision, the reader, may, perhaps, become weary and impatient, but I shall not be dissatisfied with my labor. I have but one thing to apprehend in this undertaking: I do not dread saying too much, or advancing falsities, but I am fearful of not saying enough, or concealing truths.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Do Contrato Social ou O Contrato Social é uma obra do autor suíço Jean-Jacques Rousseau, considerada por muitos como uma de suas obras-primas; parte de uma obra mais extensa, as Instituições Políticas, que, por não ter sido completada, teve suas partes menos importantes destruídas pelo autor. Trecho "mais considerável" e "menos indigno de ser oferecido ao público". Nesta obra, Rousseau expõe a sua noção de contrato social, que difere muito das de Hobbes e Locke: para Rousseau, o homem é naturalmente bom, sendo a sociedade, instituição regida pela política, a culpada pela "degeneração" dele. O contrato social para Rousseau é um acordo entre indivíduos para se criar uma sociedade, e só então um Estado, isto é, o contrato é um pacto de associação, não de submissão.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The history of the first part of my life was written from memory and is consequently full of errors. The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times. As I am obliged to write the second part from memory also, the errors in it will probably be still more numerous. The agreeable remembrance of the finest portion of my years, passed with so much tranquillity and innocence, has left in my heart a thousand charming impressions which I love incessantly to call to my recollection. It will soon appear how different from these those of the rest of my life have been. To recall them to my mind would be to renew their bitterness. Far from increasing that of my situation by these sorrowful reflections, I repel them as much as possible, and in this endeavor often succeed so well as to be unable to find them at will. This facility of forgetting my misfortunes is a consolation which Heaven has reserved to me in the midst of those which fate has one day to accumulate upon my head. My memory, which presents to me no objects but such as are agreeable, is the happy counterpoise of my terrified imagination, by which I foresee nothing but a cruel futurity.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau A fascinating examination of the relationship between civilization and inequality from one of history’s greatest minds
The first man to erect a fence around a piece of land and declare it his own founded civil society—and doomed mankind to millennia of war and famine. The dawn of modern civilization, argues Jean-Jacques Rousseau in this essential treatise on human nature, was also the beginning of inequality.
One of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment, Rousseau based his work in compassion for his fellow man. The great crime of despotism, he believed, was the raising of the cruel above the weak. In this landmark text, he spells out the antidote for man’s ills: a compassionate revolution to pull up the fences and restore the balance of mankind.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a 1762 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 (1754). The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate. Rousseau asserts that only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Gustave Le Bon, Sigmund Freud, Charles Mackay, Wilfred Trotter, Everett Dean Martin, Walter Lippmann, Gerald Stanley Lee & William McDougall This carefully crafted collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
The Social Contract (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (Gustave Le Bon)
The Psychology of Revolution (Gustave Le Bon)
Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (Sigmund Freud)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Charles Mackay)
Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War (Wilfred Trotter)
The Behavior of Crowds: A Psychological Study (Everett Dean Martin)
Public Opinion (Walter Lippmann)
Crowds: A Moving-Picture of Democracy (Gerald Stanley Lee)
The Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology (William McDougall)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century.
Gustave Le Bon was a French polymath whose areas of interest included anthropology, psychology, sociology, medicine, invention, and physics.
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.
Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter.
Wilfred Trotter was an English surgeon, a pioneer in neurosurgery. He was also known for his concept of the herd instinct.
Everett Dean Martin was an American minister, writer, journalist, instructor, lecturer and social psychologist.
Walter Lippmann was an American writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War.
Gerald Stanley Lee was an American Congregational clergyman and the author of numerous books and essays.
William McDougall was an early 20th century psychologist who spent the first part of his career in the United Kingdom and the latter part in the USA.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the iPad, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Edition de référence des œuvres complètes de J-J Rousseau, augmentée de près de 3000 notes, d’illustrations et d'annexes. Préface de L. G. Deschard.
Contenu détaillé des 93 titres :
ŒUVRE LITTÉRAIRE: Julie ou La Nouvelle Héloïse • Les amours de Milord Édouard Bomston • Observations
ŒUVRE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET POLITIQUE : Les Sciences et les Arts • Lettre à M. l’abbé Raynal • Lettre à M. Grimm • Réponse au roi de Pologne • Réponse à M. Bordes • Lettre sur une nouvelle réfutation de son discours • Résumé de la querelle. L’inégalité parmi les hommes • Lettre à M. Philopolis • La vertu nécessaire aux héros • Oraison funèbre du duc d’Orléans • Lettre à d’Alembert sur les spectacles • Réponse à une lettre anonyme • Apologie du Théâtre • De l’imitation théâtrale • Essai sur l’origine des langues • Lettre sur la vertu • Lettres morales • Émile ou de l’éducation • Émile et Sophie ou Les solitaires • Lettre à Mgr de Beaumont • Discours sur l’économie politique • Du Contrat social ou Essai sur la forme de la république • Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique • Considérations sur le gouvernement de Pologne • Lettres à M. Buttafoco sur la législation de la Corse • Jugement sur la Paix perpétuelle • Extrait du Projet de Paix perpétuelle • Jugement sur la Polysynodie • Lettres écrites de la montagne.
BOTANIQUE : Lettres sur la botanique • Fragments pour un dictionnaire des termes d’usage en botanique • Planches sur la botanique
LITTÉRATURE VARIÉE : Mémoire à Mgr le gouverneur de Savoie • Traduction de l’ode de Jean Puthod • Réponse au mémoire anonyme • Projet pour l’éducation de M. de Sainte-Marie • Mémoire à M. Boudet • La persifleur • Traduction du premier livre de l’histoire de Tacite • Traduction de l’Apocolokintosis • La Reine fantasque • Les amours de Claire et de Marcellin • Le Petit Savoyard ou La vie de Claude Noyer • Notes en réfutation de l’ouvrage d’Helvétius • Le lévite d’Éphraïm • Lettres à Sara • Vision de Pierre de la Montagne • Olinde et Sophronie • Narcisse ou l’amant de lui-même • Les prisonniers de guerre • L’engagement téméraire • Courts fragments de Lucrèce • Mélanges en vers (18 œuvres)
ÉCRITS SUR LA MUSIQUE : Projet concernant de nouveaux signes pour la musique • Dissertation sur la musique moderne • Pièces diverses • Lettre sur la musique française • Lettre d’un symphoniste de l’académie royale de musique • Examen de deux principes avancés par M. Rameau • Lettre à M. Burney sur la musique • Extrait d’une réponse du petit faiseur à son prête-nom • Sur la musique militaire • Lettre à M. Grimm • Fragments d’Iphis • La découverte du Nouveau Monde • Les Muses galantes • Airs principaux du Devin du village • Note du journal encyclopédique • Pygmalion • Choix de romances • Dictionnaire de musique.
MÉMOIRES : Les Confessions • Déclaration relatives à M. le pasteur Vernes • Lettres à M. de Malesherbes • Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire • Écrits en forme de circulaire • Rousseau Juge de Jean-Jacques (Dialogues)
CORRESPONDANCE : près de 1000 lettres.
ANNEXES : Recueil d’estampes • Du gouvernement de Genève • Extrait des registres sur l’Encyclopédie • Lettre à M. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève • Arrêt du Parlement• Polysynodie de l’abbé de Saint-Pierre • Lettres élémentaires sur la botanique • Examen des Confessions• Biographie • Précis des circonstances de la vie de Rousseau • Essai sur la vie et le caractère de Rousseau
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But the Confessions is also among the greatest self-portraits in world literature -which suggests, even more than the impact of Rousseau's thought, the extent to which the very high opinion he had of himself was ultimately justified.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Je yeux chercher si, dans l'ordre civil, il peut y avoir quelque règle d'administration légitime et sûre, en prenant les hommes tels 'qu'ils sont, et les lois telles qu'elles peuvent être. Je tâcherai d'allier toujours, dans cette recherche, ce que le droit permet avec ce que l'intérêt prescrit, afin que la justice et l'utilité ne se trouvent point divisées.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Christopher Bertram & Quintin Hoare 'Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains.'
These are the famous opening words of a treatise that has stirred vigorous debate ever since its first publication in 1762. Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to wield authority over others, Rousseau argues instead for a pact, or 'social contract', that should exist between all the citizens of a state and that should be the source of sovereign power. From this fundamental premise, he goes on to consider issues of liberty and law, freedom and justice, arriving at a view of society that has seemed to some a blueprint for totalitarianism, to others a declaration of democratic principles.
Translated by Quintin Hoare With a new introduction by Christopher Bertram
Jean-Jacques Rousseau El Contrato Social es una obra sobre filosofía política y trata principalmente sobre la libertad e igualdad de los hombres bajo un Estado instituido por medio de un contrato social. Se dice que este libro fue uno de los muchos incitadores de la Revolución francesa por sus ideas políticas. Bajo la teoría del contrato social se fundamenta buena parte de la filosofía liberal, en especial el liberalismo clásico por su visión filosófica del individuo como fundamental, que luego decide vivir en sociedad por lo que necesita del Estado de Derecho que asegure las libertades para poder convivir. Así también se dice que en este libro se exponen lo que en el futuro serían los principios de la filosofía política socialista, en parte por el concepto de la voluntad general.