The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes

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Tom Sorell
Cambridge University Press, Jan 26, 1996 - Philosophy - 404 pages
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Hobbes had distinctive views in metaphysics and epistemology, and wrote about such subjects as history, law, and religion. He also produced full-scale treatises in physics, optics, and geometry. All of these areas are covered in this Companion, most in considerable detail. The volume also reflects the multidisciplinary nature of current Hobbes scholarship by drawing together perspectives on Hobbes that are now being developed in parallel by philosophers, historians of science and mathematics, intellectual historians, political scientists, and literary theorists.
  

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Contents

A summary biography of Hobbes
13
Hobbess scheme of the sciences
45
First philosophy and the foundation of knowledge
62
Hobbes and the method of natural science
86
Hobbes and mathematics
108
Hobbes on light and vision
129
Hobbess psychology
157
Hobbess moral philosophy
175
Lofty science and local politics
246
Hobbes on law
274
History in Hobbess thought
305
Hobbes on rhetoric
329
Hobbes on religion
346
Bibliography
381
Index
399
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Hobbess political philosophy
208

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