The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes

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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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"...the general quality is high..." Choice

"The Cambridge Companion series have produced fine intermediate introductions to the principle philosophers of the Western canon. This one on Hobbes does the philosopher just fine....This introduction to modern reading of him is excellent. Recommended." The Reader's Review

"...the essays in The Cambridge Companion provide an excellent overview of the current state of Hobbes studies. Despite a few lapses in editing, it is an attractive volume that can be recommended to anyone with a serious interest in Hobbes' thought." Donald Rutherford, International Philosophical Quarterly

"...a valuable resource for those interested in learning more about the graet English philosopher." The Philosophical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521422444
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 1,294,221
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1. A summary biography of Hobbes Noel Malcolm; 2. Hobbes's scheme of the sciences Tom Sorell; 3. First philosophy and the foundations of knowledge Yves Charles Zarka; 4. Hobbes and the method of natural science Douglas Jesseph; 5. Hobbes and mathematics Hardy Grant; 6. Hobbes on light and vision Jan Prins; 7. Hobbes's psychology Bernard Gert; 8. Hobbes's moral philosophy Richard Tuck; 9. Hobbes's political philosophy Alan Ryan; 10. Lofty science and local politics Johann Sommerville; 11. Hobbes on law M. M. Goldsmith; 12. History in Hobbes's thought Luc Borot; 13. Hobbes on rhetoric Victoria Silver; 14. Hobbes on religion Patricia Springborg.
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