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Limits of Reason in Hobbes's Commonwealth.

Author: Michael P Krom
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub., 2011.
Series: Continuum studies in political philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Limits of Reason in Hobbes's Commonwealth explores Hobbes's attempt to construct a political philosophy of enduring peace on the foundation of the rational individual. Hobbes's rational individual, motivated by self-preservation, obeys the laws of the commonwealth and thus is conceived as the model citizen. Yet Hobbes intimates that there are limits to what such an actor will do for peace, and that the  Read more...
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Krom, Michael P.
Limits of Reason in Hobbes's Commonwealth.
London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2011
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Krom
ISBN: 9781441196477 1441196471 9786613307866 6613307866 1283307863 9781283307864 9781441182616 1441182616
OCLC Number: 758336040
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Editions and Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 From Sense to Reason, a Genetic Account; Chapter 2 Reasoning to the Body Politic; Chapter 3 Reasoning in the Body Politic; Chapter 4 Dominated by the Passions, Irrationality and the Prideful Individual; Chapter 5 The Moralization of Pride; Chapter 6 Taming Curiosity, the Commonwealth's Philosopher; Chapter 7 The Desire for Divinity, Spiritual Pride in the Commonwealth; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Continuum studies in political philosophy.

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Explores Hobbes' attempt to construct a political philosophy of enduring peace on the foundation of the rational individual. This book synthesizes the work on Hobbes' understanding of glory and  Read more...

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