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Title:Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publisher:Dover Publications
ISBN:0486434141
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:64
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Politics, Classics, France

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Discourse on the Origin of Inequality If humans are benevolent by nature how do societies become corrupt And how do governments founded upon the defense of individual rights degenerate into tyranny These are the questions addressed by Jean Jacques Rousseau s i Discourse on the Origin of Inequality i a strikingly original inquiry into much explored issues of th century and subsequent philosophy human nature and the best form of government .

Rousseau takes an innovative approach by introducing a hypothetical history that presents a theoretical view of people in a pre social condition and the ensuing effects of civilization In his sweeping account of humanity s social and political development the author develops a theory of human evolution that prefigures Darwinian thought and encompasses aspects of ethics sociology and epistemology He concludes that people are inevitably corrupt as a result of both natural or physical inequalities and moral or political inequalities .

One of the most influential works of the Enlightenment the i Discourse on the Origin of Inequality i offers a thought provoking account of society s origins and a keen criticism of unequal modern political institutions

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