Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: An Examination of Seventeenth-Century Political Philosophy
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Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: An Examination of Seventeenth-Century Political Philosophy

by Ross Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521817005

ISBN-13: 9780521817004

Pub. Date: 12/16/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece, an important new study of the foundations of modern political theory, Ross Harrison, the eminent political philosopher, analyzes the work of Hobbes, Locke, and their contemporaries. He provides a detailed account of the turbulent historical background that shaped the political, intellectual, and religious content of…  See more details below

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In Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece, an important new study of the foundations of modern political theory, Ross Harrison, the eminent political philosopher, analyzes the work of Hobbes, Locke, and their contemporaries. He provides a detailed account of the turbulent historical background that shaped the political, intellectual, and religious content of political theory as it evolved in seventeenth-century England. Harrison explores such questions as the limits of political authority and the relationship between the legitimacy of government and the will of the people in a non-technical style that will appeal to professionals and students in philosophy, theology, and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2002
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Word7
2The Great Beast Leviathan43
3The State of Hobbes's Nature70
4Hobbes: The Birth of Justice101
5War and Peace: Grotius and Pufendorf132
6Locke's Law163
7Disobedient Locke190
8The Key to Locke's Property219
9Why Utility Pleases245
Book Notes267
Index277

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