社会契约论
The Social Contract & Discourses

  • 作   者:

    让-雅克·卢梭
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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西方民主、契约精神的奠基之作,美国建国的理论来源之一。

The Social Contract 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). It 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.

《社会契约论》是卢梭最为深刻和成熟的政治理论著作,是世界政治学说史上最著名的经典文献之一。这本书提出的天赋人权、自由平等和人民主权的思想,宣扬了自由、平等、博爱,是世界政治法律学说史上最重要的经典之一。它阐述的许多原则原理不仅在革命之初被载入法国《人权宣言》等重要文献中,在革命后的长时期里成为资产阶级的政治法律制度的基石。

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.

In this desired social contract, everyone will be free because they all forfeit the same amount of rights and impose the same duties on all. Rousseau argues that it is illogical for a man to surrender his freedom for slavery; thus, the participants must have a right to choose the laws under which they live. Although the contract imposes new laws, including those safeguarding and regulating property, a person can exit it at any time (except in a time of need, for this is desertion), and is again as free as when he was born.

让-雅克·卢梭 (Jean-Jacques Rousseau,1712~1778),法国十八世纪伟大的启蒙思想家、哲学家、教育家、文学家,是18世纪法国大革命的思想先驱,杰出的民主政论家和浪漫主义文学流派的开创者,启蒙运动最卓越的代表人物之一;与伏尔泰、孟德斯鸠合称“法兰西启蒙运动三剑侠”。

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological, and educational thought. During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophers among members of the Jacobin Club. Rousseau was interred as a national hero in the Panthéon in Paris, in 1794, 16 years after his death.

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