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Thomas Hobbes and the science of moral virtue

Author: David Boonin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Leviathan Thomas Hobbes defines moral philosophy as "the science of Vertue and Vice." Few modern readers take this description seriously, however, typically assuming that Hobbes's ethical views are unrelated both to his views on science and to the subject of virtue. Influential modern interpretations have portrayed Hobbes variously as an amoralist, a moral contractarian, a rule-egoist, or a divine-command  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Boonin
ISBN: 0521462096 9780521462099
OCLC Number: 29564021
Description: xi, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Hobbes's project and its critics --
2. The science of human nature --
3. The theory of moral virtue --
4. From science to virtue --
5. Hobbes and the revival of virtue ethics.
Responsibility: David Boonin-Vail.
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David Boonin-Vail presents a new, and very unorthodox interpretation of Hobbes's ethics.  Read more...

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