Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes (Paperback)
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Short Description for Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes An outstanding new interpretation of Hobbes, one of the most difficult and challenging of political philosophers.
- Published: 01 September 1997
- Format: Paperback 496 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521596459 ISBN 10: 0521596459
- Sales rank: 399,973
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Full description for Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes
Quentin Skinner presents a fundamental reappraisal of the political theory of Hobbes. Using, for the first time, the full range of manuscript as well as printed sources, it documents an entirely new view of Hobbes's intellectual development, and re-examines the shift from a humanist to a scientific culture in European moral and political thought. By examining Hobbes's philosophy against the background of his humanist education, Professor Skinner rescues this most difficult and challenging of political philosophers from the intellectual isolation in which he is so often discussed. This book presents a splendid exemplification of the 'Cambridge' contextual approach to the study of intellectual history with which Professor Skinner himself is especially associated. It will be of interest and importance to a wide range of scholars in history, philosophy, politics, and literary theory. Professor Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474.