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Hobbes : a very short introduction

Author: Richard Tuck
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Very short introductions, 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Hobbes was the first great English political philosopher, and his book Leviathan was one of the first truly modern works of philosophy. He has long had the reputation of being a pessimistic atheist, who saw human nature as inevitably evil and proposed a totalitarian state to subdue human failings." "In this study, Richard Tuck dispels these myths, revealing Hobbes to have been passionately concerned with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Tuck
ISBN: 0192802550 9780192802552
OCLC Number: 55763801
Description: xiii, 148 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1 Hobbes's life 1 --
2 Hobbes's work 49 --
3 Interpretations of Hobbes 104.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 64.
Responsibility: Richard Tuck.
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Thomas Hobbes, the first great English political philosopher, has had the reputation of being a pessimistic atheist. This study evaluates Hobbes's philosophy, describing him to have been passionately  Read more...

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