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Hobbes: On the Citizen

Hobbes: On the Citizen

by Thomas Hobbes
     
 

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De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher of all time. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to be at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. On the Citizen is written in a clear,

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De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher of all time. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to be at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. On the Citizen is written in a clear, straightforward, expository style, and in many ways offers students a more digestible account of Hobbes's political thought than the Leviathan itself. This new translation is both accurate and accessible, and is itself a significant scholarly event: it is accompanied by a full glossary of Latin terms, a chronology, bibliography, and an expository introduction. Throughout the editors have emphasised consistency in the translation and usage of Hobbes's basic conceptual vocabulary, respecting Hobbes's own concern for accurate definition of terms.

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"This new translation will thus be welcomed not only by Hobbes scholars, but by all readers interested in a compact and explicit statement of Hobbes's political ideas. This book, in sum, one would be happy to recommend, not only to a scholarly audience but to a more general readership. Silverthorne's translation...allows the full simplicity and power ofHobbes's political ideas come to life." Sixteenth Century Journal

"The present volume, in the excellent series Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, provodes a much better translation, along with a scholarly introduction and notes and a useful discussion of key terms in Hobbes's theory. It deserves a wide readership. In these days, when undergraduates increasingly find Leviathan too long and its languge too hard, there is an argument for assigning them this volume instead." Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139861380
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/20/1998
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
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File size:
2 MB

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