Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy

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Scarecrow Press, 2012 - Philosophy - 405 pages
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is one of the most important early modern thinkers. Though Hobbes is best known for Leviathan (1651) and the theory of absolute sovereignty, his works discuss virtually all the major problems of philosophy as well as science and mathematics, and contain the translations of classical texts like Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, a verse church history, and various essays. Hobbes spent most of his adult life in the service of the influential Cavendish family. The Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy offers a comprehensive guide to the many facets of Hobbes's work. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms, Hobbes's impact on philosophy and related fields is made accessible to the reader in this must-have reference. Intended as a reference to learn about particular aspects of Hobbes, it also serves as a quick guide to check information and find the relevant secondary literature on Hobbes. It is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Thomas Hobbes.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A
27
B
53
C
67
D
95
E
115
F
127
G
135
N
227
O
233
P
241
R
271
S
291
T
327
U
337
V
341

H
151
I
165
J
171
K
177
L
181
M
201
W
349
X
361
Z
363
Bibliography
365
About the Author
405
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About the author (2012)

Juhana Lemetti is a postdoctoral researcher at the Academy of Finland at the University of Helsinki. His publications include The Most Natural and the Most Artificial: Hobbes on Imagination and From Metaphysics to Ethics and Beyond: Hobbes's Reaction to Aristotelian Essentialism. He is also the associate editor of Hobbes Studies.

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