Aspects of Hobbes

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These essays are the fruit of many years' research by one of the world's leading Hobbes scholars. Noel Malcolm offers not only succinct introductions to Hobbes's life and thought, but also path-breaking studies of many different aspects of his political philosophy, his scientific and religious theories, his relations with his contemporaries, the sources of his ideas, the printing history of his works, and his influence on European thought.
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Overview


These essays are the fruit of many years' research by one of the world's leading Hobbes scholars. Noel Malcolm offers not only succinct introductions to Hobbes's life and thought, but also path-breaking studies of many different aspects of his political philosophy, his scientific and religious theories, his relations with his contemporaries, the sources of his ideas, the printing history of his works, and his influence on European thought.
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"This is Malcolm the uncompromising scholar and historian...the range is astonishing. Repeatedly he crosses boundaries of period, of nation, of language...formidable learning"-- Blair Worden, Sunday Telegraph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199275403
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/11/2004
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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All Souls College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

1 A summary biography of Hobbes 1
2 Hobbes and Spinoza 27
3 Hobbes, Sandys, and the Virginia Company 53
4 Robert Payne, the Hobbes manuscripts, and the 'short tract' 80
5 Hobbes's science of politics and his theory of science 146
6 Hobbes and Roberval 156
7 The title page of Leviathan, seen in a curious perspective 200
8 Charles Cotton, translator of Hobbes's De cive 234
9 Pierre de Cardonnel (1614-1667) : merchant, printer, poet, and reader of Hobbes 259
10 Hobbes and the Royal Society 317
11 The printing of the 'bear' : new light on the second edition of Hobbes's Leviathan 336
12 Hobbes, Ezra, and the Bible : the history of a subversive idea 383
13 Hobbes's theory of international relations 432
14 Hobbes and the European republic of letters 457
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