Pickering & Chatto 2012
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.