What is the origin of inequality among men, and is it authorized by natural law?

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau translated by George Douglas Howard Cole On a subject proposed by the Academy of Dijon: What is the origin of inequality among men, and is it authorized by natural law? Non in depravatis, sed in his qua bene secundum naturamse habent, considerandum est quid sit naturale. Aristotle, Politics, Bk. i, ch. 2. […]

Has the restoration of the arts and sciences had a purifying effect upon mortals?

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau translated by George Douglas Howard Cole Which won the prize at the Academy of Dijon in 1750, on this question proposed by the Academy: Has the restoration of the arts and sciences had a purifying effect upon mortals? Barbaras his ego sum, qui non intelligor illis.—OVID.[1] Preface The following pages contain a […]

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