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Skinner, Quentin

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Works: 300 works in 1,465 publications in 18 languages and 31,344 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Controversial literature  Manuscripts  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Software  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor, Speaker, Facsimilist, Compiler
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
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Machiavelli by Quentin Skinner( Book )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief survey of his life and writings focusing on three major works-The Prince, The Discourses, and The History of Florence
The foundations of modern political thought by Quentin Skinner( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 1,333 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 )

79 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of Renaissance philosophy( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,085 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 by Richard Rorty( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixteen essays in this volume confront the current debate about the relationship between philosophy and its history. On the one hand intellectual historians commonly accuse philosophers of writing bad - anachronistic - history of philosophy, and on the other, philosophers have accused intellectual historians of writing bad - antiquarian - history of philosophy. The essays here address this controversy and ask what purpose the history of philosophy should serve. Part I contains more purely theoretical and methodological discussion, of such questions as whether there are 'timeless' philosophical problems, whether the issues of one epoch are commensurable with those of another, and what style is appropriate to the historiography of the subject. The essays in Part II consider a number of case-histories. They present important revisionist scholarship and original contributions on topics drawn from ancient, early modern and more recent philosophy. All the essays have been specially commissioned, and the contributors include many of the leading figures in the field. The volume as a whole will be of vital interest to everyone concerned with the study of philosophy and of its history
Liberty before liberalism by Quentin Skinner( Book )

64 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 836 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. Liberty before Liberalism is based on Quentin Skinner's Inaugural Lecture as Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge, delivered in November 1997. Professor Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474
The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 814 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
Machiavelli : a very short introduction by Quentin Skinner( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 806 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 distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines of exemplary clarity
Reason and rhetoric in the philosophy of Hobbes by Quentin Skinner( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 756 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
Philosophy, politics, and society, fifth series : a collection by Peter Laslett( Book )

32 editions published between 1956 and 1979 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 48-70: MacIntyre, Alasdair: A mistake about causality in social Science
Machiavelli and republicanism( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobbes and republican liberty by Quentin Skinner( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 575 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
Milton and republicanism( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon the expertise of both historians and literary critics, this volume examines the classical sources of Milton's republicanism, the genesis of that republicanism in the 1640s, its disappointment in the 1650s and its presence in his work (particularly in Paradise Lost) after the Restoration
Republicanism : a shared European heritage by Martin van Gelderen( Book )

55 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 497 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
Visions of politics by Quentin Skinner( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 440 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
A dialogue between a philosopher and a student, of the common laws of England by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 295 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
The foundations of modern political thought by Quentin Skinner( Book )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 185 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. 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
Visions of politics by Quentin Skinner( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 122 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 )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 112 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. Professer Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474
Republicanism : a shared European heritage( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 66 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
 
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The foundations of modern political thought
Alternative Names
Quentin Skinner britischer Historiker und Politikwissenschaftler

Quentin Skinner britisk historiker

Quentin Skinner Brits filosoof

Quentin Skinner historiador britànic

Quentin Skinner historiador británico

Quentin Skinner historien et politologue britannique

Quentin Skinner storico britannico

Skinner, Q. R. D.

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

Skinner, Quentin Robert Duthie

Skinner, Quentin Robert Duthie 1940-

Κουέντιν Σκίνερ

Скиннер, Квентин

Скиннер, Квентин 1940-

קוונטין סקינר

קוונטין סקינר היסטוריון בריטי

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

昆廷·斯金纳

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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 philosophyLiberty before liberalismThe prince and the discoursesMachiavelli : a very short introductionReason and rhetoric in the philosophy of Hobbes