By Quentin Skinner
Quentin Skinner is likely one of the most popular historians on the earth, and in Hobbes and Republican Liberty he deals a stunning comparability of 2 rival theories in regards to the nature of human liberty. the 1st originated in classical antiquity, and lay on the center of the Roman republican culture of public existence. Thomas Hobbes was once the main ambitious enemy of this trend of idea, and his successive makes an attempt to discredit it represent a very epochal second within the heritage of Anglophone political proposal. Hobbes and Republican Liberty develops numerous of the topics introduced by way of Quentin Skinner in his celebrated inaugural lecture on Liberty earlier than Liberalism of 1997. Cogent, engaged, obtainable, and certainly exhilarating, this new publication will attract readers of heritage, politics, and philosophy in any respect degrees from upper-undergraduate upwards, and gives a good advent to the paintings of 1 of the main celebrated thinkers of our time.