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The Social Contract outlines Rousseau’s views on political justice, explaining how a just and legitimate state is to be founded, organized and administered. Rousseau sets forth, in his characteristically brazen and iconoclastic manner, the case for direct democracy, while simultaneously casting every other form of government as illegitimate and tantamount to slavery. Often hailed as a revolutionary document which sparked the French Revolution, The Social Contract serves both to inculcate dissatisfaction with actually-existing governments and to allow its readers to envision and desire a radically different form of political and social organization. (Summary by Eric Jonas)

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Roussea‪u‬ Loyal Books

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The Social Contract outlines Rousseau’s views on political justice, explaining how a just and legitimate state is to be founded, organized and administered. Rousseau sets forth, in his characteristically brazen and iconoclastic manner, the case for direct democracy, while simultaneously casting every other form of government as illegitimate and tantamount to slavery. Often hailed as a revolutionary document which sparked the French Revolution, The Social Contract serves both to inculcate dissatisfaction with actually-existing governments and to allow its readers to envision and desire a radically different form of political and social organization. (Summary by Eric Jonas)

    1-01 – Subject of the First Book

    1-01 – Subject of the First Book

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    • 46 min
    1-04 – Slavery

    1-04 – Slavery

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    • 10 min
    3-01 – Government in General

    3-01 – Government in General

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    • 15 min
    3-06 – Monarchy

    3-06 – Monarchy

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    • 12 min
    3-08 – That every form of government is not fit for every country

    3-08 – That every form of government is not fit for every country

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    • 11 min
    3-16 – That the Institution of the Government is not a contract

    3-16 – That the Institution of the Government is not a contract

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    • 2 min

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