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Thomas Hobbes [electronic resource] / R.E.R. Bunce.

By: Bunce, R. E. R. (Robin E. R.).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Major conservative and libertarian thinkers: v. 1.Publisher: New York : Continuum, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xii, 163 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781441170231 (electronic bk.); 1441170235 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 | Political science -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century | Philosophers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Political scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Philosophy | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern | Hobbes, ThomasGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thomas Hobbes.DDC classification: 192 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Hobbes's life -- Hobbes's civil philosophy -- Reception and interpretation -- Hobbes today.
Summary: In this volume, Dr Bounce (University of Cambridge) introduces Hobbes' ambitious philosophical project to discover the principles that govern the social world. Although we may dispute Hobbes' immodest assessment that he successfully attained this goal, Bunce nevertheless captures the extraordinary enduring value of Hobbes' work for the contemporary reader. Thomas Hobbes's name and the title of his most famous work, Leviathan, have come to be synonymous with the idea that the natural state of humankind is 'nasty, brutish, and short' and only the intervention of a munificent overlord may spare m.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-156) and index.

Hobbes's life -- Hobbes's civil philosophy -- Reception and interpretation -- Hobbes today.

In this volume, Dr Bounce (University of Cambridge) introduces Hobbes' ambitious philosophical project to discover the principles that govern the social world. Although we may dispute Hobbes' immodest assessment that he successfully attained this goal, Bunce nevertheless captures the extraordinary enduring value of Hobbes' work for the contemporary reader. Thomas Hobbes's name and the title of his most famous work, Leviathan, have come to be synonymous with the idea that the natural state of humankind is 'nasty, brutish, and short' and only the intervention of a munificent overlord may spare m.

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