First published in 1934, and revised and expanded in 1964, this book is the standard work on the political thought of Rousseau. It was acclaimed by English reviewers as ‘an excellently arranged, lucidly written, unbiased account of Rousseau’s political theory’, a ‘scholarly book, distinguished for lucidity both in thought and style’, and a ‘first-rate book in defence of the essential sanity of Rousseau’s thought’.
1. The Interpretation of Rousseau 2. The Political World of Rousseau 3. Liberty and the General Will 4. Rousseau and the Nation State 5. The Social Ideal 6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Modern Political Mind
This collection reissues 17 titles that provide an excellent overview of 18th century philosophy – as well as the debates that surround the topic. Featuring works on Berkeley, Hume, Kant and Rousseau, among others, the collection examines a host of philosophical arguments by the leading thinkers of the time. It is an essential reference collection.