Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (Dover Thrift Editions)

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (Dover Thrift Editions) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 0486434141 9780486434148
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A strikingly original inquiry into politics and human nature, the Discoursepresents 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 societys origins and a keen criticism of unequal political institutions.

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 64

Publisher: Dover Publications

Publication Date: 2004-06-04


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