Visions of Politics

Visions of Politics

Volume 3, Hobbes and Civil Science

eBook - 2002
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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 http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474
Third of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading historians.
Visions of Politics is a major collection of the principal published and unpublished essays of Quentin Skinner, one of the leading historians of ideas in the world who, over the past forty years, has pioneered a distinctive and highly influential approach to the subject. Skinner's work is characterized by philosophical power, clarity, and elegance of exposition, and these essays, many of which are now recognized classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought. Each essay has been carefully revised for publication in this collection. Quentin Skinner is a Fellow of the British Academy and Regius Professor of Modern History and Pro-Vice-Chancellor University of Cambridge. Professor Skinner has been associated with institutions world-wide, including Princeton University, Northwestern University, Australian National University and Université Paris. His most recent books are Liberty Before Liberalism (Cambridge, 1998) and (with David Armitage and Armand Hirmy) Milton and Republicanism (Cambridge, 1998).

Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2002
ISBN: 9780511042430
0511042434
9780511613784
0511613784
0521813689
0521813824
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 386 pages)
Alternative Title: Hobbes and civil science

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