タイトルHobbes: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
著者・編者;Richard Tuck
出版社;Oxford Univ Press
出版年;2002年
ISBN;9780192802552
テキストリンクamazon

内容紹介

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.

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レビュー

Review from previous editionlucid 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)

著者について

Richard Tuck is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of Natural Rights Theories (1979) and Philosophy and Government 1572-1651 (1993), and has produced editions of Hobbes's Leviathan and (with Michael Silverthorne) De Cive.

目次

Part I: Hobbes's life
  • The life of a humanist 
  • The life of a philosopher 
  • The life of a heretic 
Part II: Hobbes's work
  • Science Ethics Politics Religion 
Part III: Interpretations of Hobbes
  • Hobbes as a modern natural law theorist 
  • Hobbes as the demon of modernity 
  • Hobbes as the social scientist 
  • Hobbes as a moralist 
  • Hobbes today 
Conclusion