The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes

The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes

by Tom Sorell
     
 

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It was as a political thinker that Thomas Hobbes first came to prominence, and it is as a political theorist that he is most studied today. Yet the range of his writings extends well beyond morals and politics. Hobbes had distinctive views in metaphysics and epistemology, and wrote about such subjects as history, law, and religion. He also produced full-scale…  See more details below

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It was as a political thinker that Thomas Hobbes first came to prominence, and it is as a political theorist that he is most studied today. Yet the range of his writings extends well beyond morals and politics. 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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139815154
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/26/1996
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
761 KB

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