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Devin Stauffer: Hobbes's Kingdom of Light

Thu, August 30, 2018
Devin Stauffer: Hobbes's Kingdom of Light
Devin Stauffer's New Book from University of Chicago Press

Devin Stauffer’s new book, Hobbes’s Kingdom of Light: A Study of the Foundations of Modern Political Philosophy, has been published by University of Chicago Press.

Viewing Hobbes as a founder of modern liberalism and modern secularism, Stauffer argues that the thread running through Hobbes’s thought is an effort to overthrow a set of traditional forces and doctrines, rooted in religion (the “Kingdom of Darkness”), and promote a rational and secular outlook that would usher in an era of enlightenment – the “Kingdom of Light.”

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