Livres en VO

  • «I mean to inquire if, in the civil order, there can be any sure and legitimate rule of administration, men being taken as they are and laws as they might be...» The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right by Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality (1754).
    The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate; as Rousseau asserts, only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right.
    The stated aim of The Social Contract is to determine whether there can be a legitimate political authority, since people's interactions he saw at his time seemed to put them in a state far worse than the good one they were at the state of nature, even though living in isolation.

  • Cet ouvrage fait partie du projet de traduction en langue arabe des ÉCRITS POLITIQUES de Jean-Jacques Rousseau par Abdesselam Cheddadi.
    Il comprend ses 3 premiers écrits politiques qui sont "Discours sur les sciences et les arts", "Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes" et "Discours sur l'économie politique".

  • A l'occasion du tricentenaire de la naissance de Rousseau, pour la première fois, le lecteur peut disposer d'une version bilingue du Projet de constitution pour la Corse. Ce texte a été rédigé à la demande de Pascal Paoli, qui avait noté dans Le Contrat social un passage à la gloire des luttes nationales de libération des insulaires. Bien qu'inachevé, l'ouvrage exprime un moment essentiel dans l'oeuvre et la vie du penseur. En se faisant législateur, le philosophe inspirateur de la Révolution française donne ici toute sa mesure pratique. Au-delà du cadre universel proposé par Le Contrat social, se découvre ici un Rousseau singulièrement attentif aux aspects concrets de l'action politique.

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from the world.

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