Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback

Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction Paperback

Part of the Very Short Introductions series



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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168 pages, 11 halftones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780192802552



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