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Hobbes and Republican Liberty By Quentin Skinner,

  • Title: Hobbes and Republican Liberty
  • Author: Quentin Skinner
  • ISBN: 9780521714167
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Quentin Skinner is one of the foremost historians in the world, and in Hobbes and Republican Liberty he offers a dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty The first originated in classical antiquity, and lay at the heart of the Roman republican tradition of public life Thomas Hobbes was the most formidable enemy of this pattern of thoughQuentin Skinner is one of the foremost historians in the world, and in Hobbes and Republican Liberty he offers a dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty The first originated in classical antiquity, and lay at the heart of the Roman republican tradition of public life Thomas Hobbes was the most formidable enemy of this pattern of thought, and his successive attempts to discredit it constitute a truly epochal moment in the history of Anglophone political thought Hobbes and Republican Liberty develops several of the themes announced by Quentin Skinner in his celebrated inaugural lecture on Liberty before Liberalism of 1997 Cogent, engaged, accessible, and indeed exhilarating, this new book will appeal to readers of history, politics, and philosophy at all levels from upper undergraduate upwards, and provides an excellent introduction to the work of one of the most celebrated thinkers of our time.
    Hobbes and Republican Liberty Quentin Skinner is one of the foremost historians in the world and in Hobbes and Republican Liberty he offers a dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty The first o

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    1. Skinner provides a solid exposition of the evolution of Hobbes conception of the nature of liberty from is earlier books The Elemens of Law and De Cive through to his final statement of his views in Leviathan Hobbes, as Skinner shows, wrote in opposition to what is nowadays know as the republican understanding of liberty Skinner prefers the term neo roman, since its origins trace back to classical Rome According to this understanding of liberty, freedom can only exist in a free state and require [...]

    2. A clear and concise telling of how Hobbes views liberty and how his view changed over the course of his life I read this for the class I m teaching on Hobbes.

    3. O que um homem livre Somente poss vel ser livre numa Rep blica Skinner disseca os argumentos fundamentais do conceito de LIBERDADE na obra de Thomas Hobbes, mostrando como o autor constr i sua teoria tendo em vista os debates com os defensores da chamada liberdade republicana.Livro r pido, acess vel e enriquecedor.

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