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At a glance:
- Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- First Published: 1762
- Type of Work: Essay
- Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy
- Subjects: Philosophy or philosophers, Social reform, Politics, France or French people, Slavery or slaves, Social issues, Individuality, Eighteenth century, Government, Democracy, Monarchy, Societies
A Treatise on the Social Contract: Or, The Principles of Politic Law, commonly known as The Social Contract, is a product of Rousseau’s retreat from Paris. This examination of government appeared in 1762, the same year as Émile, his treatise on education. In The Confessions, Rousseau emphasizes the awkwardness that he felt in society. He was a deeply solitary man who found social life distracting and distasteful. Yet when he reflected on society, Rousseau created a work that provided posterity with the vocabulary, with the terms...
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