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Description - Visions of Politics by Quentin Skinner

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521890601
ISBN-10: 0521890608
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 404
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Quentin Skinner

Quentin Skinner is Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College.

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