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The rhetoric of Leviathan : Thomas Hobbes and the politics of cultural transformation

Author: David Johnston; Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1986.
Series: Studies in moral, political, and legal philosophy.
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Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas (1588-1679) Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Johnston; Thomas Hobbes
ISBN: 0691077177 9780691077178 9780691023175 0691023174
OCLC Number: 13327863
Description: xx, 234 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Historiography and rhetoric: Hobbes and the rhetorical tradition --
The elements of law: reason versus rhetoric --
Rhetoric rediscovered: from dry discourse to speaking picture --
The portrait of man: reason versus superstition --
Theory and transformation: the politics of enlightenment --
The disenchanted world: the mechanical materialist --
Scriptures and sovereigns: the subordination of prophecy --
Sovereignty at the crossroads: the present in historical perspective.
Series Title: Studies in moral, political, and legal philosophy.
Responsibility: David Johnston.

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The best writings on Hobbes have always been those that boldly sought to unify the warring elements in his thought. Professor Johnston has written a book belonging to this category. It is Read more...

 
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