Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Origins of Inequality

A brief analysis of “Discourse on Inequality”

Before Rousseau starts his analysis, he first differentiates between different kinds of oppressions or inequalities. He says that there is

  1. “natural” or “physical” inequality and
  2. “political” inequality.

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 550+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views