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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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

Physical Release: 2015

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