The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes

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Overview

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 volume and most in considerable detail.
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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
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Method of citation
Introduction 1
1 A summary biography of Hobbes 13
2 Hobbes's scheme of the sciences 45
3 First philosophy and the foundations of knowledge 62
4 Hobbes and the method of natural science 86
5 Hobbes and mathematics 108
6 Hobbes on light and vision 129
7 Hobbes's psychology 157
8 Hobbes's moral philosophy 175
9 Hobbes's political philosophy 208
10 Lofty science and local politics 246
11 Hobbes on law 274
12 History in Hobbes's thought 305
13 Hobbes on rhetoric 329
14 Hobbes on religion 346
Bibliography 381
Index 399
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