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Hobbes vs. Spinoza on Human Nature: Political Ramifications

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Daniel Garber, the Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, explores the relationship between philosophers Baruch Spinoza and Thomas Hobbes and how their views on human nature helped shape the political culture of their day. Garber is an authority on the relations between philosophy, science, and society in the period of the Scientific Revolution. This presentation is part of the Albert J. Fitzgibbons Lecture Series.

Format: Lecture
Length: 58 minutes

Presenter(s): Daniel Garber

Date: February 18, 2011

Location: Higgins 300

Sponsor(s): Philosophy Department

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/garber/

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