Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

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List of Works
[Confessions]   [Emile]   [On the Origin of Inequality]   [On Political Economy]   [Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar]   [The Social Contract]  


Confessions (c. 1762; Pub. 1782)
  • Text file (1,510KB) at EServer.org (translated by W. Conyngham Mallory)

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  • Paperback edition, translated by J.M. Cohen (Penguin, 1953).
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Emile (or, On Education) (1762) [HTR,HC]
  • French Scans (Multi-page) at Gallicia
  • Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg (translated by Barbara Foxley)

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  • Paperback edition (Everymans Library, 1993, 533 pg).
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On the Origin of Inequality (1754) [GBWW,HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at The Constitution Society (translated by G.D.H. Cole)
  • Text file (204KB) at The Constitution Society (translated by G.D.H. Cole)

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  • Paperback edition, translated by Donald A. Cress (Hackett Pub. Co., 1992).
  • Paperback edition, also includes Discourse on Political Economy and On the Social Contract, translated by Julia Bondanella (W.W. Norton & Co., 1987).

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  • Paperback edition at Richer Resources Publications, also includes Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts; translated by Ian Johnston.
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On Political Economy (1755) [GBWW,GI,HTR]
  • HTML (Single page, 98KB) at The Constitution Society (translator unknown)
  • Text file (90KB) at The Constitution Society (translator unknown)

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  • Paperback edition, included with On the Social Contract, translated by Judith Masters (St. Martins Press, 1978, 245 pg).
  • Paperback edition, also includes Discourse on Inequality and On the Social Contract, translated by Julia Bondanella (W.W. Norton & Co., 1987).
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Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar [HTR,HC]
This is a section from the second half of Emile.
  • HTML (5 pages) at Bartleby.com (translator unknown)
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The Social Contract (1762) [GBF,GBWW,GI,HTR]
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at The Constitution Society (translated by G.D.H. Cole)
  • Text file (256KB) at The Constitution Society (translated by G.D.H. Cole)

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  • Paperback edition, translated by Maurice Cranston (Penguin, 1987).
  • Paperback edition, includes Political Economy, translated by Judith Masters (St. Martins Press, 1978, 245 pg).
  • Paperback edition, also includes Discourse on Inequality and Discourse On Political Economy, translated by Julia Bondanella (W.W. Norton & Co., 1987).

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  • Paperback edition at Richer Resources Publications, translated by Ian Johnston.
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Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
Brother Lawrence (c. 1605-1691)
John Milton (1608-1674)
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Moliere (1622-1673)
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Christian Huygens (1629-1695)
Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677)
John Locke (1632-1704)
Jean Baptiste Racine (1639-1699)
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716)
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
William Congreve (1670-1729)
George Berkeley (1685-1753)
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755)
Voltaire (1694-1778)
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
John Wesley (1703-1791)
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
David Hume (1711-1776)
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)
Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
Adam Smith (1723-1790)
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Edward Gibbon (1737-1795)
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
James Boswell (1740-1795)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794)
John Jay (1745-1829)
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
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