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    • On the Social Contract

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Erik Sandval
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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    On the Social Contract's appeal and influence has been wide-ranging and continuous. It has been called an encomium to democracy and, at the same time, a blueprint for totalitarianism. Individualists, collectivists, anarchists, and socialists have all taken courage from Rousseau's controversial masterpiece.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic. Must read.

    • By David Bonifacio on 07-22-17

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    • The Confessions

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
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    Considered to be the first autobiography of its kind, The Confessions is two distinct books published seven years apart and covers the first 53 years of the author's life. The autobiographies of the time delved primarily into the individual's religious life, but Jean-Jacques Rousseau wanted to do something different. Instead of focusing on faith, he wrote about his thoughts and misadventures.

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    • A Discourse upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind by Jean Jacques Rousseau

    • The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography!
    • By: Jean Jacques Rousseau, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Derek Botten
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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    Rousseau was one of the key figures of the Enlightenment, a period in history when all aspects of politics and human rights underwent dramatic reinterpretation. His discourse on inequality is one of his earliest works, an examination of the state of nature of mankind and the way in which current society fell short of both its ideals and its potential. Rousseau was the most influential French writer of his age. His works gave rise to the ideals espoused during the French Revolution, and in no small part contributed to the American Revolution as well.

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    • Illustrates evolving standards of scholarship

    • By J. Snider on 01-20-18

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    • A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men was written in response to a competition run by the Academy of Dijon answering the prompt: What is the origin of inequality among men, and whether such inequality is authorized by natural law? Rousseau puts forth the concept of two types of inequity: natural/physical and moral/political. He focuses on moral inequality and its link to power and wealth. He also covers the areas of self-love, compassion for others, and free-agency.

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    • Flawed concepts

    • By Todd on 03-30-18

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    • The Confessions

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 4 mins
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    Dr. Johnson may have been correct in saying that “Rousseau was a very bad man,” but none can argue that his ideas are among the most influential in all of world history. It was Rousseau, the father of the romantic movement, who was responsible for introducing at least two modern day thoughts that pervade academia. The Confessions is Rousseau’s landmark autobiography. Both brilliant and flawed, it is nonetheless beautifully written and remains one of the most moving human documents in all of literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary in its ordinariness...

    • By Varni-Maree on 08-28-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Les Confessions / Les Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Philippe Bertin
    • Length: 28 hrs and 21 mins
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    Pour la première fois en livre audio, cette œuvre magnifique composée de l'intégrale des "Confessions", suivie des "Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire", est admirablement servie par toute la sensibilité de Philippe Bertin. Plus de 27h d'écoute pour le plaisir du cœur et de l'esprit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Rousseau.

    • By MarcS on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $41.43

    • The Social Contract

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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    Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. In The Social Contract, Rousseau explores the concept of freedom and the political structures that may enable people to acquire it. He argues that the sovereign power of a state lies not in any one ruler but in the will of the general population. Rousseau argues that the ideal state would be a direct democracy where executive decision making is carried out by citizens who meet in assembly, as they would in the ancient city-state of Athens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good foot notes

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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    Rousseau's Discourse sets out to explore the origin of inequality among people, a journey that sees him trace the evolution of humans from the savage man to the foundations of civil society. With verve and passion, the philosopher argues that the birth of private property was the "beginning of evil". Throughout the book we are led to consider the development of language, reason, self-preservation, benevolence, pity, and law - all through the lens of perhaps the most original thinker of the 18th century.

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    • Du Contrat social - ou Principes du droit politique

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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    Inspiré par les écrits de Hobbes et de Montesquieu, ce petit traité aux principes atemporels est un véritable bréviaire de citoyenneté.

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    • Les Confessions : Livres I à IV

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Philippe Bertin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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    "Je forme une entreprise qui n'eut jamais d'exemple, et dont l'exécution n'aura point d'imitateur. Je veux montrer à mes semblables un homme dans toute la vérité de la nature ; et cet homme, ce sera moi. (...) Que la trompette du jugement dernier sonne quand elle voudra, je viendrai, ce livre à la main, me présenter devant le souverain juge. Je dirai hautement : Voilà ce que j'ai fait, ce que j'ai pensé, ce que je fus."

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    • Émile ou de l'Education

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
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    Rousseau érige dans cet ouvrage un système entier d'éducation, loin des conventions sociales et des dogmes religieux : l'Église jusqu'alors détentrice du monopole en matière d'éducation, condamne l'auteur à la prise de corps ; l'ouvrage est brûlé en place public, fustigé par ses ennemis philosophes... Un ouvrage, toujours d'actualité, loin des caricatures dont on le pare sans même parfois, l'avoir lu...

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    • Le contrat social

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Denis Podalydès
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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    Le Contrat social de Rousseau, publié en avril 1762, étonne par l'évidence des principes politiques qui le constituent.

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    • Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Xavier Béja, Delphine Brual, Hélène Lausseur, and others
    • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
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    "La Nouvelle Héloïse" est le roman de Rousseau : l'auteur y dépeint une utopie servant à mettre en scène ses idées philosophiques et y donne à voir ce que doit être pour lui le sentiment d'amour : un état passionné, servant sans cesse à magnifier et honorer la raison.

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    • 100 Quotes by Rousseau (Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts)

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau initiated the modern genre of autobiography, vastly influenced the development of the Enlightenment through his political philosophy, and helped develop modern educational thought, although his book on the question outraged the French parliament so much that an arrest order was issued against him.

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    • 300 Quotes of Political Philosophy

    • By: Sun Tzu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    Discover the essentials of political philosophy with selected quotes from the greatest thinkers: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Niccolò Machiavelli, and the Chinese general Sun Tzu, author of "The Art of War". This careful compilation summarizes the great masters' fundamental ideas and provides you with a concise understanding of their thought and inspiring new ideas to make up your own thinking and build more precise arguments.

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    • 300 Quotes of French Philosophy

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Michel de Montaigne
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    French philosophy has been led on by three most influent thinkers, each one bordering on literature and bringing new understandings to politics, philosophy, and religion. Michel de Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre; his style merges casual anecdotes and autobiography with deep intellectual insights. His "Essays" are among the most influential ever written; one can recognize Montaigne's direct influence on great literary figures all over the world.

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    • Excellent quotes from the philosophical giants!!

    • By Prometheus Worley on 11-26-17

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    • Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Denis Podalydès
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    "Les Rêvries du promeneur solitaire" de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, promenades un à cinq : "L'habitude de rentrer en moi-même me fit perdre le sentiment et presque le souvenir de mes maux, j'appris ainsi par ma propre expérience que la source du vrai bonheur est en nous, et qu'il ne dépend pas des hommes de rendre vraiment misérable celui qui sait vouoir être heureux."

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    • Discours sur l'origine - et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Jérôme Frossard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
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    Dans ce discours à portée réaliste, Rousseau nous livre ici ses idées...

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    • Les Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Philippe Bertin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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    Publication posthume du penseur de Genève, les Rêveries tiennent autant du journal autobiographique que de réflexions philosophiques.

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    • Discours sur les Sciences et les Arts

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    En 1749, l'Académie de Dijon met au concours la question suivante : Si le rétablissement des sciences et des arts a contribué à épurer les mœurs. Alors qu'il va rendre visite à Diderot prisonnier à Vincennes, Rousseau feuillette le Mercure de France qui publie la question : "Si jamais quelque chose a ressemblé à une inspiration subite, écrira-t-il plus tard, c'est le mouvement qui se fit en moi à cette lecture ; tout à coup, je me sens l'esprit ébloui de mille lumières..."

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