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ROUSSEAU, J.-J.: Social Contract (The) (Unabridged)

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, and 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.

The thoughts contained in the work were instrumental to the advent of the American Revolution and became sacred to those leading the French Revolution.

With traces of Aristotle and echoes of Plato’s Republic, The Social Contract is an exhilarating look at society and the definition of democracy.



Disc 1

  The Social Contract (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Social Contract 00:02:17
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: Subject of This First Book 00:01:35
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: On the First Societies 00:07:19
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: On the Right of the Strongest 00:02:57
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: On Slavery 00:09:39
6.   Play with flash player This principle even complies with… 00:04:13
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: That It is Always Necessary… 00:02:34
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: On the Social Compact 00:08:10
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: On the Sovereign 00:06:37
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: On the Civil State 00:03:03
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: On Real Property 00:08:36
12.   Play with flash player Book 2, Chapter 1: That the Sovereignty… 00:03:08
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: That the Sovereignty is Indivisible 00:05:47
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: Whether the General Will… 00:05:08


Disc 2

  The Social Contract (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: On the Limits of the Sovereign… 00:09:51
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: On the Right of Life and Death 00:05:21
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: On the Law 00:09:31
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: On the Legislator 00:05:12
5.   Play with flash player When Lycurgus gave laws to his homeland… 00:08:17
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: On the People 00:06:07
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: On the People (continued) 00:06:22
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: On the People (continued) 00:08:33
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: On the Various Systems… 00:06:51
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 12: Division of the Laws 00:03:42
11.   Play with flash player Book 3, Chapter 1: On Government… 00:09:34


Disc 3

  The Social Contract (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Suppose that the state is composed… 00:09:43
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: On the Principle that Determines 00:07:09
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: Division of Governments 00:03:20
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: On Democracy 00:05:17
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: On Aristocracy 00:05:55
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: On Monarchy 00:08:01
7.   Play with flash player For a monarchical state to be capable… 00:08:29
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: On Mixed Governments 00:02:44
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: That Not All Form… 00:06:01
10.   Play with flash player Let us assume there are two pieces of land… 00:08:53
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: On Signs of a Good Government 00:05:35


Disc 4

  The Social Contract (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: On the Abuse of Government… 00:06:46
2.   Play with flash player In fact, the government never changes… 00:04:47
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: On the Death of the Body Politic 00:03:18
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 12: How Sovereign Authority… 00:02:43
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 13: How Sovereign… 00:04:17
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 14: How Sovereign… 00:02:40
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 15: On Deputies or Representatives 00:05:28
8.   Play with flash player Where right and liberty are everything… 00:04:44
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 16: That the Institution… 00:03:23
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 17: On the Institution of Government 00:03:28
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 18: Methods of Preventing… 00:06:11
12.   Play with flash player Book 4, Chapter 1: That the General Will… 00:06:19
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: On Voting 00:08:49
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: On Elections 00:06:00
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: On the Roman Comitia 00:08:05


Disc 5

  The Social Contract (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player This principle was excellent… 00:09:44
2.   Play with flash player In order for the comitia to be legitimately… 00:06:57
3.   Play with flash player The comitia by tribes were, strictly speaking… 00:06:15
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: On the Tribunate 00:05:43
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: On Dictatorship 00:09:59
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: On the Censorship 00:04:58
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: On Civil Religion 00:07:33
8.   Play with flash player What the pagans had feared came to pass… 00:06:23
9.   Play with flash player Religion, considered in relation to society. 00:06:44
10.   Play with flash player For such a society to be peaceful… 00:08:20
11.   Play with flash player The doctrines of civil religion… 00:04:19
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: Conclusion 00:00:46

Total Playing Time: 06:16:10






Author(s):
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: NA0204

Barcode: 9781843799023

Release Date: 2015

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