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This is a "Reader's Guide" to one of the most important and influential works of political thought in the history of philosophy. Rousseau's "The Social Contract" is one of the most important works of political thought in the history of philosophy. Since its publication in 1762, it has been profoundly influential in shaping the historical developments of many societies and remains sharply relevant today. Geared towards the specific requirements of students coming to Rousseau's work for the first time, this "Reader's Guide" offers guidance on philosophical and historical context, key themes, reading the text, reception and influence and advice on further reading."Continuum Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to key texts in literature and philosophy. Each book explores the themes, context, criticism and influence of key works, providing a practical introduction to close reading, guiding students towards a thorough understanding of the text. They provide an essential, up-to-date resource, ideal for undergraduate students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826498601
ISBN-10: 0826498604
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher D. Wraight

Christopher D. Wraight has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK. He currently teaches political philosophy at South Wilts Grammar School, sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

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