Philosophy and government, 1572-1651

Richard Tuck

Philosophy and Government is a major new contribution to our understanding of European political theory which will challenge the perspectives in which political thought is understood. Framed as a general account of the period between 1572 and 1651 it charts the formation of a distinctively modern political vocabulary, based upon arguments of political necessity and raison d'etat in the work of the major theorists. Whilst Dr Tuck pays detailed attention to Montaigne, Grotius, Hobbes and the theorists of the English Revolution, he also reconsiders the origins of their conceptual vocabulary in humanist thought - particularly scepticism and stoicism - and its development and appropriation during the revolutions in Holland and France. This book will be welcomed by all historians of political thought and those interested in the development of the idea of the state.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. The Renaissance background
  • 2. Scepticism, stoicism and raison d'etat
  • 3. The spread of the new humanism
  • 4. The alternatives
  • 5. Hugo Grotius
  • 6. The English Revolution
  • 7. Thomas Hobbes
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Philosophy and government, 1572-1651
著作者等 Tuck, Richard
Daston, Lorraine
Ross, Dorothy
Tully, James
Skinner, Quentin
シリーズ名 Ideas in context
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1993
ページ数 xviii, 386 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521438853
NCID BA19729546
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス