Visions Of Politics

Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521890601
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Visions Of Politics from the Author: Quentin Skinner. The third of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important essays on Thomas Hobbes, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form. In a series of writings spanning the past four decades Professor Skinner examines, with his customary perspicuity, the evolution and character of Hobbes's political thought. An indispensable work in its own right, this volume also serves as a demonstration of those methodological theories propounded in Volume I, and as an appositional commentary on the Renaissance values of civic virtue treated in Volume II. All of Professor Skinner's work is characterised by philosophical power, limpid clarity, and elegance of exposition; these essays, many of which are now recognised classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought. Professer 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


Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: 谷月社
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Leviathan from the Author: Thomas Hobbes. Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil—commonly referred to as Leviathan—is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and published in 1651 (revised Latin edition 1668). Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided government.

Routledge Encyclopedia Of Philosophy Genealogy To Iqbal

Author: Edward Craig
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415187091
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Routledge Encyclopedia Of Philosophy Genealogy To Iqbal from the Author: Edward Craig. Review: "Depth and breadth of coverage, clarity of presentation, impressive bibliographies, excellent use of cross references, and an extensive index combine to make this an impressive reference work. The contributors have addressed both current and past scholarship on world philosophy and religion and have produced a worthy successor to Macmillan's 1967 Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It will be read and understood by the educated public as well as scholars and will be a fine addition to academic and large public library reference collections."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA

The Moralization Of The Markets

Author: Nico Stehr
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412815871
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The Moralization Of The Markets from the Author: Nico Stehr. Nothing affects the modern economy (and society) more than decisions made in the market place, especially, but not only, decisions made by consumers. Although it is not startling to suggest that decisions made in production are affected by choices consumers make, consumers have long been viewed, not only by academic economists, as individual, isolated rational actors that make or refrain from purchases purely on the basis of narrow financial considerations. Markets are not and never were morally neutral. Market relations have always had an often taken-for-granted moral underpinning. The moralization of the markets refers to the dissolution and replacement of the conventional moral underpinnings of market conduct, for example, in the music market, financial markets, and corporate governance. It further implies not only the heightened importance of new ethical precepts, but the significant change in the role of moral ideals in market behavior. These profound transformations of economic conduct are accompanied and co-determined by societal conflicts. The moralization of markets represents thus a new stage in the social evolution of markets. The book is divided into four parts, in which the twelve chapters, written by contributors from different social science disciplines, deal with the context of the moralization of the markets; the major social institutions; and present case studies that examine European and American attitudes and behavior towards tobacco and GMO; expansion of the private and ethics in business; and how workers respond to the new corporate norms. This volume will be of interest to sociologists, economists, social scientists, and the general consumer alike.

Reason And Rhetoric In The Philosophy Of Hobbes

Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521554367
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Reason And Rhetoric In The Philosophy Of Hobbes from the Author: Quentin Skinner. An outstanding new interpretation of Hobbes, one of the most difficult and challenging of political philosophers.

Hobbes Arg Philosophers

Author: Tom Sorell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136291687
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Hobbes Arg Philosophers from the Author: Tom Sorell. First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge Companion To Hobbes S Leviathan

Author: Patricia Springborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827286
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The Cambridge Companion To Hobbes S Leviathan from the Author: Patricia Springborg. This Companion makes a new departure in Hobbes scholarship, addressing a philosopher whose impact was as great on Continental European theories of state and legal systems as it was at home. This volume is a systematic attempt to incorporate work from both the Anglophone and Continental traditions, bringing together newly commissioned work by scholars from ten different countries in a topic-by-topic sequence of essays that follows the structure of Leviathan, re-examining the relationship among Hobbes's physics, metaphysics, politics, psychology, and religion. Collectively they showcase important revisionist scholarship that re-examines both the context for Leviathan and its reception, demonstrating the degree to which Hobbes was indebted to the long tradition of European humanist thought. This Cambridge Companion shows that Hobbes's legacy was never lost and that he belongs to a tradition of reflection on political theory and governance that is still alive, both in Europe and in the diaspora.

Hobbes Bramhall And The Politics Of Liberty And Necessity

Author: Nicholas D. Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139466356
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Hobbes Bramhall And The Politics Of Liberty And Necessity from the Author: Nicholas D. Jackson. This book was the first full account of one of the most famous quarrels of the seventeenth century, that between the philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and the Anglican archbishop of Armagh, John Bramhall (1594–1663). This analytical narrative interprets that quarrel within its own immediate and complicated historical circumstances, the Civil Wars (1638–49) and Interregnum (1649–60). The personal clash of Hobbes and Bramhall is connected to the broader conflict, disorder, violence, dislocation and exile that characterised those periods. This monograph offered not only the first comprehensive narrative of their hostilities over two decades, but also an illuminating analysis of aspects of their private and public quarrel that have been neglected in previous accounts, with special attention devoted to their dispute over political and religious authority. This will be of interest to scholars of early modern British history, religious history and the history of ideas.

Hobbes And The Law

Author: David Dyzenhaus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107022754
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Hobbes And The Law from the Author: David Dyzenhaus. Essays devoted to the legal thought of Thomas Hobbes, arguably the greatest political philosopher to write in English.