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The elements of representation in Hobbes [electronic resource] : aesthetics, theatre, law, and theology in the construction of Hobbes's theory of the state / by M�onica Brito Vieira.

By: Brito Vieira, M�onica.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in the history of political thought: v. 2.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston, Mass. : Brill, 2009Description: 1 online resource ([xviii], 286 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789004181779 (electronic bk.); 9004181776 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 -- Criticism and interpretation | Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 -- Political and social views | State, The | 1588-1679 | Criticism and interpretation | Hobbes, Thomas | Political and social views | Political Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Elements of representation in Hobbes.DDC classification: 320.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introductory Note; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and Editions; Introduction; 1. Aesthetic Representation; 2. Dramatic Representation; 3. Juridical Representation; 4. Representation in Theology; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Commentators have traditionally constructed Hobbes's thinking on representation too narrowly, as a self-contained area of his political theory. This book challenges this orthodoxy of Hobbes scholarship, which owes less to Hobbesa (TM)s thought than to contemporary preconceptions of what counts as political thinking. In her powerful and original analysis, MA3nica Brito Vieira mines neglected strands of Hobbes's theory of representation, and reinstates it in a much wider pattern of Hobbesa (TM)s theorizing about human thought and action in relation to widely varied images, roles and fictions. Th.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-273) and index.

Introductory Note; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and Editions; Introduction; 1. Aesthetic Representation; 2. Dramatic Representation; 3. Juridical Representation; 4. Representation in Theology; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Commentators have traditionally constructed Hobbes's thinking on representation too narrowly, as a self-contained area of his political theory. This book challenges this orthodoxy of Hobbes scholarship, which owes less to Hobbesa (TM)s thought than to contemporary preconceptions of what counts as political thinking. In her powerful and original analysis, MA3nica Brito Vieira mines neglected strands of Hobbes's theory of representation, and reinstates it in a much wider pattern of Hobbesa (TM)s theorizing about human thought and action in relation to widely varied images, roles and fictions. Th.

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