The Social Contract | Study Guide

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Bertram, Christopher. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Rousseau and the Social Contract. Routledge, 2003.

Cohen, Joshua. Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals. Oxford UP, 2010.

Williams, David Lay. Rousseau's Social Contract: An Introduction. Cambridge UP, 2014.

Wokler, Robert. Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford UP, 2001.

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