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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Poems (Johnson) (c. 1750-80?)
An Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)
On the Origin of Inequality (1754)
Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding (pub. 1754)
A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)
On Political Economy (1755)
On the Sublime and Beautiful (1756)
On Taste (Burke) (1756)
Of the Standard of Taste (Hume) (1757)
Candide (1759)
The Prince of Abyssinia (or, Rasselas) (1759)
The Theory of the Moral Sentiments (1759)
Tristam Shandy (1759-67)
Confessions (Rousseau) (c. 1762; Pub. 1782)
Emile (or, On Education) (1762)
Rameau's Nephew (1762)
The Social Contract (1762)
Philosophical Dictionary (1764)
The Plays of William Shakespeare (Johnson) (1765)
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1765? - 2nd ed. 1768)
Sorrows of the Young Werther (1774)
Common Sense (1776)
Declaration of Independence (1776)
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88)
Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)
Articles of Confederation (1777)
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (pub. 1779)
The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics (1780)
Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
The Lives of the Poets (1781)
Poems (Blake) (1783-94)
Prolegomena (1783)
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
Introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1786)
Constitutional Convention Debates (1787)
Constitution of the United States (1787; effect. 1789)
Anti-Federalist Papers (1787-88)
Federalist Papers (1787-88)
Critique of Practical Reason (1788)
Elements of Chemistry (1789)
Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
Songs of Innocence (1789)
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