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Social Contract: Essays by Locke, Hume and Rousseau

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Introduction, Sir Ernest Barker
An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent & End of Civil Government, John Locke
Of the Original Contract, David Hume
The Social Contract, J.J. Rousseau.
Paperback, 351 pages
Published December 31st 1962 by Oxford University Press (London/Oxford/NY) (first published December 28th 1947)
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I came into Grinnell College with a lot of advanced placement credit in English and History. Consequently, expecting to spend four years there, I spent the first two years only occasionally thinking about requirements, mostly taking what I was interested in. Since the war in Southeast Asia was on everyone's mind and revolution seemed to be in the air, I mostly took courses that seemed interesting or at least politically relevant. This lead to several couses in the social sciences, seminars about ...more
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Mar 03, 2013 Marcel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Political science fans
It's time more people started re-reading books on why we have a government, it's purpose, rights and limits. I side with Locke over either Hume or Rousseau...especially over Hume. Bit of a tough read but lots of thought-provoking snippets.
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These particular writings of these particular minds laid the foundations of contemporary secular society, birthed from a logical and reasonable dissatisfaction with the religious world.
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