Ow did Rousseau explain the origins and assess the effects of inequality?

Please follow these criteria:

1. Dont copy anything without proper reference as the essay will be submitted via Turn-It-In and any attempt to plagiarise will be detected

2. I shall judge answers on the basis of the following criteria: whether you answered the question in a way that indicates critical engagement with the text(s) in question; the level of sophistication of your understanding of the concepts and contentions in the relevant text(s); and the quality of your argument in relation to the question raised.

3. The essay should be 1st class standard, typed, double-spaced, and 1500 words in length exclusive of footnotes and bibliography.


Thank your for your time.
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Rousseau, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality [ Second Discourse ]

Rousseau, A Discourse on Political Economy

Rousseau, Emile  The Creed of the Savoyard Priest

Maurizio Viroli,  Republic and Politics in Machiavelli and
Rousseau , History of Political Thought, 10:3 (1989)

James Devine,  The Positive Political Economy of Individualism and
Collectivism: Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau , Politics & Society, 28:2 (2000)

Henry Rempel,  On Forcing People to be Free , Ethics, 87:1 (1976)

Francis Moran,  Between Primates and Primitives: Natural Man as the Missing Link in Rousseau‟s Second Discourse , Journal of the History of Ideas, 54:1 (1993)