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Social Contract, Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, Political Fragments, and Geneva Manuscript
Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Judith R. Bush, trans.; Roger D. Masters, trans.; Christopher Kelly, trans.



Collected Writings of Rousseau

Dartmouth College Press
1994 • 306 pp. 2 illus. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
Philosophy / Political Science & Government / Literary Criticism - French


$65.00 Hardcover, 978-0-87451-646-3


Trans. from the French

One of the most important and influential works in Western political thought

Contains the Social Contract, as well as the first English translation of Rousseau’s early Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, numerous previously untranslated political fragments, and the first draft of the Social Contract (the so-called Geneva Manuscript). By placing Rousseau’s famous exposition of “political right” and the “general will” in the context of his preparatory drafts, the editors provide significant insight into the formation of one of the most important and influential works in Western political thought.



CHRISTOPHER KELLY is professor of political science at Boston College, translator of several other volumes in this series, and author of Rousseau’s Exemplary Life and Rousseau as Author.






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