Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
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Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

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Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 30/05/2002
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Thomas Hobbes, the first great English political philosopher, has long had the reputation of being a pessimistic atheist, who saw human nature as inevitably evil and proposed a totalitarian state to subdue human failings. In this illuminating study, Richard Tuck re-evaluates Hobbes's philosophy and dispels these myths, revealing him to have been passionately concerned with the refutation of scepticism, and to have developed a theory of knowledge which rivalled that of Descartes in its importance. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192802552
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 142 g
Dimensions: 175 x 112 x 10 mm


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Review from previous edition lucid introduction to the first great English political philosopher * The Times *
Very useful for students - comprehensive, concise and clearly written. * J. Townshend, Manchester Polytechnic *
A useful introductory text, particularly in so far as it makes the results of more recent scholarship readily available to undergraduates. * Dr P. Dews, University of Essex *

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