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Hobbes and civil science

Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The third of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important work on the political thought of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin Skinner
ISBN: 0521813689 9780521813686 0521813824 9780521813822 0521890608 9780521890601 0521890756 9780521890755
OCLC Number: 133162436
Awards: Winner of David Easton Award - Foundation of Political Theory Section of the American Political Science Association 2007
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 386 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction: Hobbes's career in philosophy; 2. Hobbes and the studia humanitatis; 3. Hobbes's changing conception of a civil science; 4. Hobbes on rhetoric and the construction of morality; 5. Hobbes and the purely artificial person of the state; 6. Hobbes on the proper signification of liberty; 7. Hobbes and the classical theory of laughter; 8. History and ideology in the English revolution; 9. The context of Hobbes's theory of political obligation; 10. Conquest and consent: Hobbes and the engagement controversy; 11. Hobbes and his disciples in France and England; 12. Hobbes and the politics of the early Royal Society; 13. Hobbes's last word on politics.
Responsibility: Quentin Skinner.

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