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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'This is at once a most elegant survey and a highly original work. … this book will be recognised as the most fertile history of political thought in the early modern period.' Ian Harris, Journal of Political StudiesBook Description:
This book is a major contribution to our understanding of European political theory. 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 raison d'etat in the work of major theorists, including Hobbes and Grotius.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: no markings. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Hardcover with DJ protected by Brodart plastic covering.As New! Sharp corners, copy crisp and clean. Ships immediately!We are a small, independent brick-and-mortar bookshop dedicated to providing fine used books. Codice libro della libreria 646