Quentin Skinner

By Quentin Skinner, "Visions of Politics"  

Posted by bookmas at Feb. 24, 2009
By Quentin Skinner, "Visions of Politics"

By Quentin Skinner, «Visions of Politics»
Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521813689 | 2002-09-16 | PDF | 404 pages | 1,6 Mb

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.
"States and Citizens: History, Theory, Prospects" by Quentin Skinner, Bo Stråth (Repost)

"States and Citizens: History, Theory, Prospects" by Quentin Skinner, Bo Stråth
CamUni Press | 2003 | ISBN: 0521539269 0521831563 | 248 pages | PDF | 9 MB

Contributions by a distinguished pan-European team of authors ensure this study's value to students and teachers of the history of ideas, political theory and European studies.
Johnny Cash - At San Quentin (The Complete 1969 Concert) (1969) Expanded Reissue 2000

Johnny Cash - At San Quentin (The Complete 1969 Concert) (1969) Expanded Reissue 2000
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Country, Rock, Rock & Roll, Gospel | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 498176 2, COL 498176 2 | 00:59:13

While Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, the 1968 album that made Cash a household word, spent only two weeks at No. 1, this 1969 follow-up topped the charts for 20 weeks. As with Folsom, the San Quentin LP had to be edited due to space limitations. Now, 31 years after the fact, the show can at last be heard in true perspective. All the original performances hold up, including the album's hit single: Shel Silverstein's "A Boy Named Sue," presented unbleeped for the first time. Equally impressive are the eight restored tracks and unexpurgated between-song patter. Cash's opening renditions of "Big River" and "I Still Miss Someone" are bracing. So are four closing songs teaming Cash with his complete performing troupe (the Carter Family, Carl Perkins, and the Statler Brothers). Their gospel performances ("He Turned the Water into Wine," "The Old Account," and an early version of "Daddy Sang Bass") are electrifying, as is a concluding medley featuring everyone. Cash is presented here at his roaring, primal best.

Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at July 14, 2016
Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes

Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes by Quentin Skinner
English | digital printing 2009 | ISBN: 0521554365 | 494 Pages | PDF | 16 MB

Quentin Skinner presents a fundamental reappraisal of the political theory of Hobbes.

Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes  

Posted by AlenMiler at Oct. 4, 2014
Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes

Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes by Quentin Skinner
Cambridge University Press | June 28, 1997 | English | ISBN: 0521596459 | 496 pages | PDF | 16 MB

This major work from Quentin Skinner presents a fundamental reappraisal of the political theory of Hobbes. Using, for the first time, the full range of manuscript as well as printed sources, it documents an entirely new view of Hobbes' intellectual development, and reexamines the shift from a humanist to a scientific culture in European moral and political thought.

Voltaire: Political Writings (repost)  

Posted by Veslefrikk at Sept. 20, 2014
Voltaire: Political Writings (repost)

Voltaire: Political Writings By Voltaire, David Williams, Raymond Geuss, Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1994 | 348 Pages | ISBN: 052143727X | PDF | 4 MB

Hobbes and Republican Liberty  

Posted by interes at July 28, 2013
Hobbes and Republican Liberty

Hobbes and Republican Liberty by Quentin Skinner
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0521886767 | ISBN-13: 9780521886765 | 268 pages | PDF | 18,9 MB

Quentin Skinner is one of the foremost historians in the world, and in Hobbes and Republican Liberty he offers a dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty. The first originated in classical antiquity, and lay at the heart of the Roman republican tradition of public life.
The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, Vol. 2: The Age of Reformation

Quentin Skinner The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, Vol. 2: The Age of Reformation)
Cambridge University Press | 1976 | ISBN: 0521294355 | 432 pages | PDF | 19,9 MB

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. We are given an insight into the actual processes of the formation of ideologies and into some of the linkages between political theory and practice. The work aspires, in this sense, to give the first genuinely historical account of the political thought of the period.
The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, Vol. 1: The Renaissance

Quentin Skinner The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, Vol. 1: The Renaissance)
Smithsonian Books | 1976 | ISBN: 0521293375 | 336 pages | PDF | 14,9 MB

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. We are given an insight into the actual processes of the formation of ideologies and into some of the linkages between political theory and practice. The work aspires, in this sense, to give the first genuinely historical account of the political thought of the period
Visions of Politics: Hobbes and Civil Science (Volume III)

Visions of Politics: Hobbes and Civil Science (Volume III)
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521890608 | 2002-09-16 | PDF | 404 pages | 7.31 MB

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