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Hobbes and Republican Liberty

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  • Date Published: March 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521886765

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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.

    • Major new statement on Hobbes by one of the world's leading historians
    • Concise, authoritative and accessible - derived from Professor Skinner's Ford Lectures
    • Important and attractive iconographic element, used to articulate two rival views of liberty
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    " Hobbes and Republican Liberty is rigorously argued, meticulously researched and lucidly written, as we have come to expect from Skinner....Skinner has indeed made a valuable contribution to the study of Hobbes as well as to the study of English political thought during the civil war period; it is one that cannot be ignored." - Geoff Kennedy, University of Ulster

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    • Date Published: March 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521886765
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 144 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Notes on the text
    Preface
    1. Introductory: Hobbes's humanist beginnings
    2. The Elements of Law: liberty described
    3. The Elements of Law: liberty circumscribed
    4. De cive: liberty defined
    5. Leviathan: liberty redefined
    6. Liberty and political obligation
    Bibliographies
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Development of International Relations Thought
    • Jefferson, Hamilton, and Republican Liberty
    • Modern Western Political Thought
    • Special Studies in Political Theory
    • Stuart England
  • Author

    Quentin Skinner, University of Cambridge
    Quentin Skinner is one of the leading historians in the world and Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge.

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