By Quentin Skinner
Quentin Skinner is likely one of the best historians on the earth, and in Hobbes and Republican Liberty he deals a blinding comparability of 2 rival theories concerning the nature of human liberty. the 1st originated in classical antiquity, and lay on the middle of the Roman republican culture of public existence. Thomas Hobbes used to be the main bold enemy of this trend of concept, and his successive makes an attempt to discredit it represent a really epochal second within the historical past of Anglophone political proposal. Hobbes and Republican Liberty develops a number of of the topics introduced through Quentin Skinner in his celebrated inaugural lecture on Liberty earlier than Liberalism of 1997. Cogent, engaged, available, and certainly exhilarating, this new ebook will entice readers of historical past, politics, and philosophy in any respect degrees from upper-undergraduate upwards, and offers a superb creation to the paintings of 1 of the main celebrated thinkers of our time.
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