Hobbes: On the Citizen


Author: Thomas Hobbes,Richard Tuck,Michael Silverthorne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437806
Category: History
Page: 250
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De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher of all time. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to be at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. On the Citizen is written in a clear, straightforward, expository style, offering students a more digestible account of Hobbes's political thought than even the Leviathan itself. This new translation is itself a very significant scholarly event.

Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws


Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu,Anne M. Cohler,Basia Carolyn Miller,Harold Samuel Stone
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521369749
Category: History
Page: 757
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The Spirit of the Laws is without question one of the central texts in the history of eighteenth-century thought, yet there has been no complete scholarly English language edition since 1750. This lucid translation renders Montesquieu's problematic text newly accessible to a fresh generation of students, helping them to understand why Montesquieu was such an important figure in the early enlightenment and why The Spirit of the Laws was such an influence on those who framed the American Constitution. Fully annotated, this edition focuses on Montesquieu's use of sources and his text as a whole, rather than on those opening passages toward which critical energies have traditionally been devoted.

Rethinking The Foundations of Modern Political Thought


Author: Annabel Brett,James Tully
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113945997X
Category: Political Science
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Quentin Skinner's classic study The Foundations of Modern Political Thought was first published by Cambridge in 1978. This was the first of a series of outstanding publications that have changed forever the way the history of political thought is taught and practised. Rethinking the Foundations of Modern Political Thought looks afresh at the impact of the original work, asks why it still matters, and considers a number of significant agendas that it still inspires. A very distinguished international team of contributors has been assembled, including John Pocock, Richard Tuck and David Armitage, and the result is an unusually powerful and cohesive contribution to the history of ideas, of interest to large numbers of students of early modern history and political thought. In conclusion, Skinner replies to each chapter and presents his own thoughts on the latest trends and the future direction of the history of political thought.

Aspects of Hobbes


Author: Noel Malcolm
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199275408
Category: Philosophy
Page: 644
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Noel Malcolm, one of the world's leading experts on Thomas Hobbes, presents a set of extended essays on a wide variety of aspects of the life and work of this giant of early modern thought. Malcolm offers a succinct introduction to Hobbes's life and thought, as a foundation for his discussion of such topics as his political philosophy, his theory of international relations, the development of his mechanistic world-view, and his subversive Biblical criticism. Several of the essays pay special attention to the European dimensions of Hobbes's life, his sources and his influence; the longest surveys the entire European reception of his work from the 1640s to the 1750s. All the essays are based on a deep knowledge of primary sources, and many present striking new discoveries about Hobbes's life, his manuscripts, and the printing history of his works. Aspects of Hobbes will be essential reading not only for Hobbes specialists, but also for all those interested in seventeenth-centuryintellectual history more generally, both British and European.

From Humanism to Hobbes

Studies in Rhetoric and Politics
Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107128854
Category: History
Page: 434
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Offers new insights into the works of Machiavelli, Shakespeare and especially Hobbes by focusing on their use of rhetoric.

Man and Citizen

De Homine and De Cive
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201118
Category: Philosophy
Page: 388
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A reprint of the 1972 Doubleday edition. Contains the most helpful version of Hobbes's political and moral philosophy available in English. Includes the only English translation of De Homine, chapters X-XV. Features the English translation of De Cive attributed to Hobbes.

Men and Citizens

A Study of Rousseau's Social Theory
Author: Judith N. Shklar
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521316408
Category: History
Page: 245
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This book, first published in 1969, is widely regarded as one of the best studies of Rousseau's thought in any language. In it, Professor Shklar examines Rousseau's central concern: given that modern civilisation is intolerable and a return to the state of nature impossible, how is man to arrange his existence in society? Shklar organises the study around Rousseau's two conceptions of Utopia: the Spartan city and the autonomous family group. She emphasises the importance for Rousseau of psychological factors and shows how, when mediated through his images of authority and use of metaphor, they bring him to his notorious view that man is 'everywhere in chains'. In Shklar's view, Rousseau's conclusion is almost equally pessimistic: the chances are very remote that we can overcome the psychological obstacles to become both men and citizens.

Leviathan


Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141395109
Category: Philosophy
Page: 576
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'The life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short' Written during the chaos of the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan asks how, in a world of violence and horror, can we stop ourselves from descending into anarchy? Hobbes' case for a 'common-wealth' under a powerful sovereign - or 'Leviathan' - to enforce security and the rule of law, shocked his contemporaries, and his book was publicly burnt for sedition the moment it was published. But his penetrating work of political philosophy - now fully revised and with a new introduction for this edition - opened up questions about the nature of statecraft and society that influenced governments across the world. Edited with a new introduction by Christopher Brooke

Plato: 'The Republic'


Author: Plato,G. R. F. Ferrari,Tom Griffith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521484435
Category: Philosophy
Page: 382
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Presents the most important of the Socratic dialogues as if it were a conversation; deals with the creation of an ideal commonwealth and ranks as one of the earliest Utopian works.

The Sleeping Sovereign

The Invention of Modern Democracy
Author: Richard Tuck
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316425509
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Richard Tuck traces the history of the distinction between sovereignty and government and its relevance to the development of democratic thought. Tuck shows that this was a central issue in the political debates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and provides a new interpretation of the political thought of Bodin, Hobbes and Rousseau. Integrating legal theory and the history of political thought, he also provides one of the first modern histories of the constitutional referendum, and shows the importance of the United States in the history of the referendum. The book derives from the John Robert Seeley Lectures delivered by Richard Tuck at the University of Cambridge in 2012, and will appeal to students and scholars of the history of ideas, political theory and political philosophy.

History of Political Thought

A Thematic Introduction
Author: John Morrow
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 134925939X
Category: Political science
Page: 417
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This text provides a broad-ranging thematic introduction to the Western tradition of political thought. Following a chronological introductory chapter illustrated with charts of key thinkers and works for each period, the core chapters focus on central issues in political theory: the ends of politics; the location of political power; the exercise of political authority and challenges to it. The thematic organization of the book combines detailed coverage of such "great names" as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Mill with assessments of the contributions of an exceptionally wide range of other theorists. The ideas of various thinkers are clearly related to one another and to the different contexts in which they were produced.

The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes's Leviathan


Author: Patricia Springborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827286
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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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 and Republican Liberty


Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521886767
Category: History
Page: 245
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A dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty.

Hobbes and Bramhall on Liberty and Necessity


Author: Thomas Hobbes,John Bramhall,Vere Chappell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521596688
Category: Philosophy
Page: 104
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This volume presents the famous seventeenth-century debate on freedom between Thomas Hobbes and John Bramhall.

Liberty Before Liberalism


Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107689538
Category: History
Page: 152
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Provides one of the most substantial statements about the importance, relevance, and potential excitement of this form of historical enquiry.

Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes


Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521554367
Category: History
Page: 477
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An outstanding new interpretation of Hobbes, one of the most difficult and challenging of political philosophers.

Pufendorf: On the Duty of Man and Citizen According to Natural Law


Author: Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf,James Tully,Michael Silverthorne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521359801
Category: History
Page: 183
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On the Duty of Man and Citizen (1673) is Pufendorf's succinct and condensed presentation of the natural law political theory he developed in his monumental classic On the Law of Nature and Nations (1672). His theory was the most influential natural law philosophy of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. He advanced a compelling reply to Grotius and Hobbes, and in doing so, set the intellectual problems for theorists such as Locke, Hutcheson, Hume, Rousseau, and Smith. In the aftermath of the Thirty Years' War, Pufendorf sets forth a classic justification of the early modern enlightened state and of the proper relations of moral and political subjection to it. This lucid and historically sensitive translation by Michael Silverthorne, (a classicist and a specialist in Roman Law and early modern political thought) is the first since the early twentieth century. James Tully's introduction sets the text in its seventeenth-century context, summarises the main arguments, surveys recent literature on Pufendorf, and shows how Pufendorf transformed natural law theory into an independent discipline of juristic political philosophy which dominated reflection on politics until Kant.

Leviathan


Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Thoemmes
ISBN: 9781843710264
Category: Philosophy
Page: 800
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This is a critical edition of Hobbes's "Leviathan". By an analysis of the text, enabling a new printing history of "Leviathan" to be constructed, this edition demonstrates that the traditional picture is substantially wrong.

Minerva's Owl


Author: Jeffrey B Abramson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674032659
Category: Philosophy
Page: 388
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As Hegel famously noted, referring to the Roman goddess Minerva, her owl brought back wisdom only at dusk, when it was too late to shine light on actual politics. Jeffrey Abramson provides a lively and accessible guide for readers discovering the tradition of political thought that dates back to Socrates and Plato, with contemporary examples that illustrate the enduring nature of political dilemmas.