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Thomas Hobbes in his time

Author: Ralph Gilbert Ross; Herbert W Schneider; Theodore Waldman
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [1974]
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Thomas Hobbes, the seventeenth-century English philosopher, is the subject of lively discussion among philosophers, historians, and political theorists today. Both as a participant in a revolutionary commonwealth and as a student of the science of human nature, Hobbes has achieved a new relevance to contemporary society. As the editors of this volume point out, moralists are apt to place him in the twentieth  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Gilbert Ross; Herbert W Schneider; Theodore Waldman
ISBN: 0816607273 9780816607273
OCLC Number: 1340642
Description: x, 150 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Thomas Hobbes: chronology of chief events and writings --
The motivation of Hobbes's political philosophy / by John Dewey --
The Philosophia prima of Thomas Hobbes / by Craig Walton --
Some puzzles in Hobbes / by Ralph Ross --
Hobbes on the generation of a public person / by Theodore Waldman --
The piety of Hobbes / by Herbert W. Schneider --
Hobbes's Anglican doctrine / by Paul J. Johnson.
Responsibility: edited by Ralph Ross, Herbert W. Schneider, Theodore Waldman.

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Thomas Hobbes, the seventeenth-century English philosopher, is the subject of lively discussion among philosophers, historians, and political theorists today. Both as a participant in a revolutionary commonwealth and as a student of the science of human nature, Hobbes has achieved a new relevance to contemporary society. As the editors of this volume point out, moralists are apt to place him in the twentieth century, and historians are apt to portray him as an antique. The aim of these essays is to get an accurate account of how radical Hobbes was in his own revolutionary century.

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