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The Resource Hobbes's kingdom of light : a study of the foundations of modern political philosophy, Devin Stauffer

Hobbes's kingdom of light : a study of the foundations of modern political philosophy, Devin Stauffer

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Hobbes's kingdom of light : a study of the foundations of modern political philosophy
Title
Hobbes's kingdom of light
Title remainder
a study of the foundations of modern political philosophy
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Devin Stauffer
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Language
eng
Summary
Was Hobbes the first great architect of modern political philosophy? Highly critical of the classical tradition in philosophy, particularly Aristotle, Hobbes thought that he had established a new science of morality and politics. Devin Stauffer here delves into Hobbes's critique of the classical tradition, making this oft-neglected aspect of the philosopher's thought the basis of a new, comprehensive interpretation of his political philosophy. In Hobbes's Kingdom of Light, Stauffer argues that Hobbes was engaged in a struggle on multiple fronts against forces, both philosophic and religious, that he thought had long distorted philosophy and destroyed the prospects of a lasting peace in politics. By exploring the twists and turns of Hobbes's arguments, not only in his famous Leviathan but throughout his corpus, Stauffer uncovers the details of Hobbes's critique of an older outlook, rooted in classical philosophy and Christian theology, and reveals the complexity of Hobbes's war against the "Kingdom of Darkness." He also describes the key features of the new outlook - the "Kingdom of Light" - that Hobbes sought to put in its place. Hobbes's venture helped to prepare the way for the later emergence of modern liberalism and modern secularism. Hobbes's Kingdom of Light is a wide-ranging and ambitious exploration of Hobbes's thought. --
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1970-
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Stauffer, Devin
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Political science
  • Church and state
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Hobbes's kingdom of light : a study of the foundations of modern political philosophy, Devin Stauffer
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-290) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"Of darkness from vain philosophy" -- Hobbes's natural philosophy -- Religion and theology I: "of religion" -- Religion and theology II: Hobbes's natural theology -- Religion and theology III: Hobbes's confrontation with the Bible -- Hobbes's political philosophy I: man and morality -- Hobbes's political philosophy II: the Hobbesian commonwealth -- Appendix: the engraved title page of Leviathan
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on1004268746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780226552903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004268746
Label
Hobbes's kingdom of light : a study of the foundations of modern political philosophy, Devin Stauffer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-290) 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
"Of darkness from vain philosophy" -- Hobbes's natural philosophy -- Religion and theology I: "of religion" -- Religion and theology II: Hobbes's natural theology -- Religion and theology III: Hobbes's confrontation with the Bible -- Hobbes's political philosophy I: man and morality -- Hobbes's political philosophy II: the Hobbesian commonwealth -- Appendix: the engraved title page of Leviathan
Control code
on1004268746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780226552903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004268746

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