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Images of Anarchy The Rhetoric and Science in Hobbes's State of Nature

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ISBN-10: 0521513723

ISBN-13: 9780521513722

Edition: 2014

Authors: Ioannis D. Evrigenis

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Hobbes's concept of the natural condition of mankind became an inescapable point of reference for subsequent political thought, shaping the theories of emulators and critics alike, and has had a profound impact on our understanding of human nature, anarchy, and international relations. Yet, despite Hobbes's insistence on precision, the state of nature is an elusive concept. Has it ever existed and, if so, for whom? Hobbes offered several answers to these questions, which taken together reveal a consistent strategy aimed at providing his readers with a possible, probable, and memorable account of the consequences of disobedience. This book examines the development of this powerful image…    
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Book details

List price: $140.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 5.91" wide x 9.09" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English