Hobbes

Hobbes

by Richard Tuck
     
 

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was the first great English political philosopher, and his book Leviathan was one of the first truly modern works of philosophy. Richard Tuck shows that while Hobbes may indeed have been an atheist, he was far from pessimistic about human nature, nor did he advocate totalitarianism. By locating him against the context of his age, we learn

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was the first great English political philosopher, and his book Leviathan was one of the first truly modern works of philosophy. Richard Tuck shows that while Hobbes may indeed have been an atheist, he was far from pessimistic about human nature, nor did he advocate totalitarianism. By locating him against the context of his age, we learn that Hobbes developed a theory of knowledge which rivaled that of Descartes in its importance for the formation of modern philosophy.

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"Review from previous edition "lucid introduction to the first great English political philosopher."—The Times

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ISBN-13:
9780192802552
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
831,564
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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