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Teaching the Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on education

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This paper considers Thomas Hobbes's educational thought both in its historical context and in the context of his political philosophy as a whole. It begins with Hobbes's diagnosis of the English Civil War as the product of the miseducation of the commonwealth and shows that education was a central and consistent concern of his political theory from an early stage. For Hobbes, the consensus on civil matters required for peace could be secured only through rigorous and universal civic educatio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/03054985.2010.514438

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Politics and Int Relations
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge) Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Review of Education Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
5
Pages:
607-626
Publication date:
2010-10-05
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EISSN:
1465-3915
ISSN:
0305-4985
URN:
uuid:2d153eb7-5f29-425f-a998-2eae828a3de1
Source identifiers:
563163
Local pid:
pubs:563163

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