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The Resource Hobbes and the artifice of eternity, Christopher Scott McClure

Hobbes and the artifice of eternity, Christopher Scott McClure

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Hobbes and the artifice of eternity
Title
Hobbes and the artifice of eternity
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Scott McClure
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Hobbes argues that the fear of violent death is the most reliable passion on which to found political society. His role in shaping the contemporary view of religion and honor in the West is pivotal, yet his ideas are famously riddled with contradictions. In this breakthrough study, McClure finds evidence that Hobbes' apparent inconsistencies are intentional, part of a sophisticated rhetorical strategy meant to make man more afraid of death than he naturally is. Hobbes subtly undermined two of the most powerful manifestations of man's desire for immortality: the religious belief in an afterlife and the secular desire for eternal fame through honor. McClure argues that Hobbes purposefully stirred up controversy, provoking his adversaries into attacking him and unwittingly spreading his message. This study will appeal to scholars of Hobbes, political theorists, historians of early modern political thought and anyone interested in the genesis of modern Western attitudes toward mortality"--
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McClure, Christopher Scott
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Immortality (Philosophy)
  • Political science
Label
Hobbes and the artifice of eternity, Christopher Scott McClure
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The desire for immortality as a political problem -- The effectual truth of Hobbes's rhetoric -- Leviathan as a scientific work of art -- The hollow religion of Leviathan -- Hell and anxiety in Hobbes's Leviathan -- War, madness and death: the paradox of honor in Hobbes's Leviathan -- Self-interest rightly understood in Behemoth: the case of General Monck -- The afterlife and immortality
Control code
ocn954223920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781107153790
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016028992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954223920
Label
Hobbes and the artifice of eternity, Christopher Scott McClure
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The desire for immortality as a political problem -- The effectual truth of Hobbes's rhetoric -- Leviathan as a scientific work of art -- The hollow religion of Leviathan -- Hell and anxiety in Hobbes's Leviathan -- War, madness and death: the paradox of honor in Hobbes's Leviathan -- Self-interest rightly understood in Behemoth: the case of General Monck -- The afterlife and immortality
Control code
ocn954223920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781107153790
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016028992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954223920

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