Social Contract & Discourses
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties.
Jean Jacques

Social Contract & Discourses

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Bibliographic Record


 Introduction    A Note on Books    Bibliography
NEW YORK: E. P. DUTTON & Co., 1913

The Social Contract or Principles of Political Right
Book I.
I. Subject of the First Book
II. The First Societies
III. The Right of the Strongest
IV. Slavery
V. That We Must Always Go Back to a First Convention
VI. The Social Compact
VII. The Sovereign
VIII. The Civil State
IX. Real Property
Book II.
I. That Sovereignty Is Inalienable
II. That Sovereignty Is Indivisible
III. Whether the General Will Is Fallible
IV. The Limits of the Sovereign Power
V. The Right of Life and Death
VI. Law
VII. The Legislator
VIII. The People
IX. The People (continued)
X. The People (continued)
XI. The Various Systems of Legislation
XII. The Division of the Laws
Book III.
I. Government in General
II. The Constituent Principle in the Various Forms of Government
III. The Division of Governments
IV. Democracy
V. Aristocracy
VI. Monarchy
VII. Mixed Governments
VIII. That All Forms of Government Do Not Suit All Countries
IX. The Marks of a Good Government
X. The Abuse of Government and Its Tendency to Degenerate
XI. The Death of the Body Politic
XII. How the Sovereign Authority Maintains Itself
XIII. The Same (continued)
XIV. The Same (continued)
XV. Deputies or Representatives
XVI. That the Institution of Government Is Not a Contract
XVII. The Institution of Government
XVIII. How to Check the Usurpations of Government
Book IV.
I. That the General Will Is Indestructible
II. Voting
III. Elections
IV. The Roman Comitia
V. The Tribunate
VI. The Dictatorship
VII. The Censorship
VIII. Civil Religion
IX. Conclusion
A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences
The First Part
The Second Part
A Dissertation on the Origin and Foundation of the Inequality of Mankind
Dedication to the Republic of Geneva
The First Part
The Second Part
A Discourse on Political Economy