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Skinner, Quentin

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Works: 266 works in 1,322 publications in 12 languages and 28,013 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Controversial literature  Manuscripts  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Facsimilist, Speaker, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
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Machiavelli : a very short introduction by Quentin Skinner( Book )

79 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner focuses on three major works, The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence, and distills from them an introduction to Machiavelli of exemplary clarity.-publisher description
The foundations of modern political thought by Quentin Skinner( Book )

130 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to the period for students, and a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts. Volume One deals with the Renaissance, Volume Two with the Age of Reformation. Quentin Skinner gives an outline account of all the principal texts of the period, discussing in turn the chief political writings of Dante, Marsiglio, Bartolus, Machiavelli, Erasmus and more, Luther and Calvin, Bodin and the Calvinist revolutionaries. But he also examines a very large number of lesser writers in order to explain the general social and intellectual context in which these leading theorists worked. He thus presents the history not as a procession of 'classic texts' but are more readily intelligible. He traces by this means the gradual emergence of the vocabulary of modern political thought, and in particular the crucial concept of the State. -- Publisher description
The Return of grand theory in the human sciences by Quentin Skinner( Book )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge history of Renaissance philosophy( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy offers a balanced and comprehensive account of philosophical thought from the middle of the fourteenth century to the emergence of modern philosophy at the turn of the seventeenth century. The Renaissance has, of course, attracted much scholarly attention for over a century, but the philosophy of the period was, to begin with, relatively neglected, and this is the first volume in English to synthesise for a wider readership that substantial and sophisticated research now available. The Renaissance was, in fact, a time of intense, varied and in may ways distinctive philosophical activity which deserves to be at least as well known as the philosophy of the Middle Ages
Philosophy in history : essays on the historiography of philosophy( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los ensayos contenidos en este volumen examinan la actual controversia sobre la relación entre la filosofía y su historia. Por una parte, los historiadores de la vida intelectual suelen acusar a los filósofos de escribir historias de la filosofía deleznables, anacrónicas; por la otra, los filósofos suelen acusar a los historiadores intelectuales de escribir historias de la filosofía obsoletas, propias de aficionados a las antigüedades. Los ensayos aquí reunidos se ocupan de esa controversia y se interrogan acerca de cuál debe ser la finalidad de la historia de la filosofía. Con un enfoque esencialmente teorético y metodológico analizan cuestiones como la de saber si existen problemas filosóficos , si los problemas de una época son conmensurables con los de otra distinta, y cuál es el estilo adecuado a la hisoriografía del tema. Todos los ensayos fueron encargados especialmente, y entre sus autores se encuentran muchas de las figuras más destacadas de la disciplina. El volumen, en su conjunto, será de indudable utilidad para todos cuantos se interesan por el estudio de la filosofía y de su historia." --Contratapa
The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his introduction to this new translation by Russell Price, Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response both to the world of Florentine politics, and as an attack on the advice-books for princes published by a number of his contemporaries. This new edition includes notes on the principal events in Machiavelli's life, and on the vocabulary of The Prince, as well as biographical notes on characters in the text
Reason and rhetoric in the philosophy of Hobbes by Quentin Skinner( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new interpretation of Hobbes, one of the most difficult and challenging of political philosophers. Using the full range of manuscript as well as printed sources, it documents a new view of Hobbes's intellectual development
Liberty before liberalism by Quentin Skinner( Book )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extended essay by one of the world's leading historians seeks, in its first part, to excavate, and to vindicate, the neo-Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early-modern Britain. This analysis leads on to a powerful defence of the nature, purposes and goals of intellectual history and the history of ideas. As Quentin Skinner says, 'the intellectual historian can help us to appreciate how far the values embodied in our present way of life, and our present ways of thinking about those values, reflect a series of choices made at different times between different possible worlds'. This essay thus provides one of the most substantial statements yet made about the importance, relevance and potential excitement of this form of historical enquiry
Philosophy, politics and society, fourth series; a collection by Peter Laslett( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machiavelli and republicanism( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobbes and republican liberty by Quentin Skinner( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hobbes and Republican Liberty is an extended essay that develops several of the theme announced by Quentin Skinner in his famous inaugural lecture on 'Liberty before Liberalism' of 1998, Cogent, engaged, accessible and indeed exhilarating, this new book will appeal to readers of history, politics and philosophy at all levels and provides an excellent introduction to the work of one of the most celebrated thinkers of our time."--Jacket
Republicanism : a shared European heritage( Book )

69 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes offer the first comprehensive study of republicanism as a shared European heritage. Professors Skinner and van Gelderen have assembled an internationally distinguished set of contributors whose studies highlight the richness and diversity of European republican traditions. Volume I looks at anti-monarchism in Europe, humanist theories of citizenship and the constitutional nature of the republic. Volume II is devoted to the study of key republican values - liberty, virtue, politeness and toleration
Milton and republicanism( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of politics by Quentin Skinner( Book )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important philosophical and methodological statements written over the past four decades, each carefully revised for publication in this form. In a series of seminal essays Professor Skinner sets forth the intellectual principles that inform his work. Writing as a practising historian, he considers the theoretical difficulties inherent in the pursuit of knowledge and interpretation, and elucidates the methodology which finds its expression in his two successive volumes. All of Professor Skinner's work is characterised by philosophical power, limpid clarity, and elegance of exposition; these essays, many of which are now recognised classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam031/2002073752.html
Great political thinkers( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains studies of four of the most influential political theorists in the Western tradition: Machiavelli, whose name is a byword for duplicity, Hobbes, the first great English political philosopher, Mill, liberal thinker and champion of individual liberty, and Marx, whose legacy has affected the lives of millions. This book is aimed at students of political and economic history, political theory, as well as general readers
Political discourse in early modern Britain by N. T Phillipson( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dialogue between a philosopher and a student, of the common laws of England by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a critique of common law by a great philosopher, this text should be of interest to anyone studying English political thought or legal theory
Visions of politics by Quentin Skinner( Book )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important essays on the political thought of the Italian renaissance, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form. All of Professor Skinner's work is characterised by philosophical power, limpid clarity, and elegance of exposition; these essays, many of which are now recognised classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought
Visions of politics by Quentin Skinner( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important essays on Thomas Hobbes, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form. In a series of writings spanning the past four decades Professor Skinner examines, with his customary perspicuity, the evolution and character of Hobbes's political thought. An indispensable work in its own right, this volume also serves as a demonstration of those methodological theories propounded in Volume I, and as an appositional commentary on the Renaissance values of civic virtue treated in Volume II. All of Professor Skinner's work is characterised by philosophical power, limpid clarity, and elegance of exposition; these essays, many of which are now recognised classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought
The Renaissance by Quentin Skinner( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The foundations of modern political thought
Alternative Names
Quentin Skinner britischer Historiker und Politikwissenschaftler

Quentin Skinner Brits filosoof

Quentin Skinner storico britannico

Skinner, Q. R. D.

Skinner, Q. R. D. (Quentin R. D.)

Skinner, Quentin Robert Duthie 1940-

Κουέντιν Σκίνερ

Скиннер, Квентин

Скиннер, Квентин 1940-

קוונטין סקינר

스키너, 켄틴 1940-

스키너, 퀜틴 1940-

クェンティン・スキナー

スキナー, クェンティン

スキナ-, クェンティン 1940-

スキナー, クエンティン

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The foundations of modern political thoughtThe Return of grand theory in the human sciencesThe Cambridge history of Renaissance philosophyPhilosophy in history : essays on the historiography of philosophyThe prince and the discoursesReason and rhetoric in the philosophy of HobbesLiberty before liberalismMachiavelli and republicanism