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

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

by Ross Harrison
 

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ISBN-10: 052101719X

ISBN-13: 9780521017190

Pub. Date: 06/28/2010

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

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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:
9780521017190
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,367,285
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(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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