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Political Philosophy of Hobbes: Its Basis & Its Genesis

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In this classic analysis, Leo Strauss pinpoints what is original and innovative in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. He argues that Hobbes's ideas arose not from tradition or science but from his own deep knowledge and experience of human nature. Tracing the development of Hobbes's moral doctrine from his early writings to his major work The Leviathan, Strauss explains contradictions in the body of Hobbes's work and discovers startling connections between Hobbes and the thought of Plato, Thucydides, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Hegel.

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In this classic analysis, Leo Strauss pinpoints what is original and innovative in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. He argues that Hobbes's ideas arose not from tradition or science but from his own deep knowledge and experience of human nature. Tracing the development of Hobbes's moral doctrine from his early writings to his major work The Leviathan, Strauss explains contradictions in the body of Hobbes's work and discovers startling connections between Hobbes and the thought of Plato, Thucydides, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Hegel.

About the Author

Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in political science at the University of Chicago. Among his works published by the University of Chicago Press are Thoughts on Machiavelli, The City and Man, and Natural Right and History.

Table of Contents

I: Introduction

II: The Moral Basis

III: Aristotelianism

IV: Aristocratic Virtue

V: The State and Religion

VI: History

VII: The New Morality

VIII: The New Political Science

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226776965
Translator:
Sinclair, Elsa M.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Translator:
Sinclair, Elsa M.
Author:
Strauss, Leo
Author:
Sinclair, Elsa M.
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Hobbes, Thomas
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 91-044
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
190
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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In this classic analysis, Leo Strauss pinpoints what is original and innovative in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. He argues that Hobbes's ideas arose not from tradition or science but from his own deep knowledge and experience of human nature. Tracing the development of Hobbes's moral doctrine from his early writings to his major work The Leviathan, Strauss explains contradictions in the body of Hobbes's work and discovers startling connections between Hobbes and the thought of Plato, Thucydides, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Hegel.
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