标题（title）：Of the Social Contract and Other Political Writings
作者（author）：Rousseau, Jean-Jacques; Bertram, Christopher; Hoare, Quintin
大小（size）：530 kB (542952 bytes)
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 HoareWith. Read more...
Abstract: Considers the 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. Read more...
Table of contents :
Content: Chronology --
Of the social contract --
Geneva MS (extract) --
Principles of the right of war --
Letters written from the mountains (selections) --
Constitutional proposal for Corsica --
Considerations on the government of Poland.