A Lasting Peace through the Federation of Europe and The State of War
Two essays by Rousseau on the issue of war written during the mid 1750s. The first is a critique of the abbé Saint-Pierre’s ideas on the prospects of a European Federation to reduce the likelihood of war. The second is his attempt to formulate a theory of just war. The edition is interesting for having been published towards the end of the First World War.
A Lasting Peace through the Federation of Europe and The State of War, by Jean Jacques Rousseau, trans. by C. E. Vaughan. (London: Constable and Co., 1917).
The text is in the public domain.
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Table of Contents
- A LASTING PEACE
- I: STATEMENT OF ST. PIERRE'S PROJECT
- II: ROUSSEAU'S CRITICISM OF SAINT PIERRE'S PROJECT
- THE STATE OF WAR
- FRAGMENTS OF AN ESSAY ON THE STATE OF WAR