A Discourse on the Origins of Inequality

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau


If humans are benevolent by nature, how do societies become corrupt? And how do governments founded upon the defense of individual rights degenerate into tyranny? These are the questions addressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, a strikingly original inquiry into much-explored issues of 18th-century (and subsequent…


Published date: January 1, 1755
Type: Books
Genre: Philosophy

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