Hobbes, the Scriblerians and the History of Philosophy

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    Hobbes, the Scriblerians and the History of Philosophy

    Conal Condren

    Pickering & Chatto 2012

    Hardback 234pp

    9781848932234   Product Code: 17155

    Satire was at the heart of Thomas Hobbes's work, although his critics - the Scriblerians - also used it as a weapon to ridicule him. Condren uses Hobbes as an example to demonstrate that an examination of the persona is needed to advance our understanding of a writer's philosophy. He shows how satire and philosophy were closely linked during the 17th and 18th centuries and he offers a new perspective on the nature of philosophy during this period. No jacket.

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