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Hobbes's Kingdom of Light: A Study of the Foundations of Modern Political Philosophy

Devin Stauffer


Hobbes’s Kingdom of Light is a wide-ranging exploration of Hobbes’s thought. The book delves into Hobbes’s critique of the classical tradition, his natural philosophy, and his critique of religion before turning to his more familiar political philosophy. By considering neglected aspects of Hobbes’s thought as well as its more famous features, the book brings out the breadth and complexity of Hobbes’s revolutionary war against the “Kingdom of Darkness.” Hobbes was engaged in a struggle on multiple fronts against forces, both philosophic and religious, that he thought had long distorted philosop ... More

Keywords: Hobbes, Kingdom of Darkness, politics, classical philosophy, secularism, natural philosophy, political philosophy, critique of religion, morality, liberalism, Leviathan, religion, Kingdom of Light, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226552903
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226553061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Devin Stauffer, author
University of Texas at Austin