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Hobbes and the making of modern political thought [electronic resource] / Gordon Hull.

By: Hull, Gordon, 1972-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Continuum studies in British philosophy: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2009Description: 1 online resource (x, 206 p.).ISBN: 9781441195562 (electronic bk.); 1441195564 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 | Biopolitics | Political science -- Philosophy | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Reference | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- EssaysGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hobbes and the making of modern political thought.DDC classification: 320.1092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : the politics of construction -- A genealogical context of modern political thought -- More geometrico -- Nominalism redux -- The state of nature -- Constructing politics -- Conclusion : from erasing nature to producing the multitude.
Summary: Hobbes and the Making of Modern Political Thought considers what it is that makes the study of Hobbes so compelling. Gordon Hull reads Hobbes as the first 'modern' political philosopher. In Hobbes we find the combination of an anomalous and anachronistic view of geometry and a radical, almost post-modern understanding of language. After situation Hobbes against the late scholastic and Machiavellian traditions against which he wrote, the book studies Hobbes's neglected writings on mathematics and language. That analysis then motivates a rereading of his famous pronouncements about the state of.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-196) and index.

Introduction : the politics of construction -- A genealogical context of modern political thought -- More geometrico -- Nominalism redux -- The state of nature -- Constructing politics -- Conclusion : from erasing nature to producing the multitude.

Hobbes and the Making of Modern Political Thought considers what it is that makes the study of Hobbes so compelling. Gordon Hull reads Hobbes as the first 'modern' political philosopher. In Hobbes we find the combination of an anomalous and anachronistic view of geometry and a radical, almost post-modern understanding of language. After situation Hobbes against the late scholastic and Machiavellian traditions against which he wrote, the book studies Hobbes's neglected writings on mathematics and language. That analysis then motivates a rereading of his famous pronouncements about the state of.

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