The Social Contract

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1762
Rousseau explores the possibility that a "contract" between people be the source of sovereign power, not systems such as monarchies. His ideas would help inspire political revolt through Europe.
Genres: european-literature, cultural, france, philosophy, politics, non-fiction, 18th-century, sociology, french-literature, literature, history, political-science
14 issues
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