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Hobbes (Very Short Introductions #64) (Paperback)

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was the first great English political philosopher, and his book Leviathan was one of the first truly modern works of philosophy. Richard Tuck shows that while Hobbes may indeed have been an atheist, he was far from pessimistic about human nature, nor did he advocate totalitarianism. By locating him against the context of his age, we learn that Hobbes developed a theory of knowledge which rivaled that of Descartes in its importance for the formation of modern philosophy.

About the Author

Richard Tuck is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of Natural Rights Theories (1979) and Philosophy and Government 1572-1651 (1993), and has produced editions of Hobbes's Leviathan and (with Michael Silverthorne) De Cive.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780192802552
ISBN-10: 0192802550
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: August 29th, 2002
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions