Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

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First published as a World's Classics paperback 1994 Reissued as an Oxford World's Classics paperback 1999

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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Discourse on the origin of inequality / Jean-Jacques Rousseau; translated by Franklin Philip; edited with an introduction by Patrick Coleman

Includes bibliographical references.

1.Equality. 2. Natural law. 3. Political science.

I. Title. II. Series.

JCI79.R814 1994 320′.01′1--dc20 93-17535

ISBN 0-19-283981-0

1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

Printed in Great Britain by Cox & Wyman Ltd. Reading, Berkshire

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Table of contents

  • OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • NOTE ON THE TEXT xxxi
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY xxxii
  • A Chronology og Jean-Jacques Rousseau xxxiv
  • To the Republic of Geneva Magnificent, Most Honoured, and Sovereign Lords: 3
  • Preface 14
  • REMARK ABOUT THE NOTES 20
  • Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men 23
  • PART I 26
  • Notes 55
  • PART II 86
  • EXPLANATORY NOTES 121
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