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This paper outlines the views on the General Will of Rousseau, as set out in The Social Contract, and compares them to the views developed by Sieyès in Qu'est-ce que le Tiers état? and by Robespierre, most notably in his speeches delivered during the ‘Reign of Terror’ from the establishment of the Committee of Public Safety on 6 April 1793 to his death on 28 July 1794
Carruthers, Stephen, "The Concept of the General Will in the Writings of Rousseau, Sièyes, and Robespierre" (2008). Articles. 9.
This is a working paper and has not been peer-reviewed or published