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Rousseau and Hobbes : nature, free will, and the passions

Author: Robin Douglass
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Robin Douglass presents the first comprehensive study of the relationship between Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, two of the most important figures in the history of modern political  Read more...

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Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Douglass
ISBN: 9780198724964 0198724969
OCLC Number: 909157421
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2015 Istvan Hont Prize.
Description: vii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The French reception of Thomas Hobbes --
2. The state of nature and the nature of man --
3. Sovereignty and law --
4. Ordering the passions --
Review and conclusion.
Other Titles: Rousseau & Hobbes
Responsibility: Robin Douglass.

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