Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction Paperback / softback
by Richard Tuck
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 thatof 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.
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- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 168 pages, 11 halftones
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 30/05/2002
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780192802552