Hobbes and Republican Liberty by Quentin Skinner

Hobbes and Republican Liberty Author: Quentin Skinner
eBook Title: Hobbes and Republican Liberty
ISBN10: 0521886767
ISBN13: 978-0521886765
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 10, 2008)
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Size ePub vers.: 1823 kb
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Quentin Skinner is one of the foremost historians in the world, and in Hobbes and Republican Liberty he offers a dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty. The first originated in classical antiquity, and lay at the heart of the Roman republican tradition of public life. Thomas Hobbes was the most formidable enemy of this pattern of thought, and his successive attempts to discredit it constitute a truly epochal moment in the history of Anglophone political thought. Hobbes and Republican Liberty develops several of the themes announced by Quentin Skinner in his celebrated inaugural lecture on Liberty before Liberalism of 1997. Cogent, engaged, accessible, and indeed exhilarating, this new book will appeal to readers of history, politics, and philosophy at all levels from upper-undergraduate upwards, and provides an excellent introduction to the work of one of the most celebrated thinkers of our time.

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