Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men

Rousseau’s Discourse sets out to explore the origin of inequality among people, a journey that sees him trace the evolution of humans from the savage man to the foundations of...

The Confessions of JeanJacques Rousseau

Published four years after Rousseau’s death, Confessions is a remarkably frank and honest selfportrait, described by Rousseau as ‘the history of my soul’. From his idyllic...

The Social Contract

In The Social Contract, Rousseau explores the concept of freedom and the political structures that may enable people to acquire it. He argues that the sovereign power of a state...

A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind

Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men was written in response to a competition run by the Academy of Dijon answering the prompt: What is the origin of...