Hobbes and Bramhall on Liberty and Necessity / Edition 1

Hobbes and Bramhall on Liberty and Necessity / Edition 1

by Thomas Hobbes, John Bramhall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521596688

ISBN-13: 9780521596688

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Do human beings ever act freely, and if so what does freedom mean? Is everything that happens antecedently caused, and if so how is freedom possible? Is it right, even for God, to punish people for things they cannot help doing? This volume presents the famous seventeenth-century controversy in which Thomas Hobbes and John Bramhall debate these questions and others

Overview

Do human beings ever act freely, and if so what does freedom mean? Is everything that happens antecedently caused, and if so how is freedom possible? Is it right, even for God, to punish people for things they cannot help doing? This volume presents the famous seventeenth-century controversy in which Thomas Hobbes and John Bramhall debate these questions and others. The complete texts of their initial contributions to the debate are included, together with selections from their subsequent replies to one another and from other works of Hobbes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521596688
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
841,345
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

'Discourse of Liberty and Necessity' John Bramhall; 'Of Liberty and Necessity' Thomas Hobbes; Selections from 'A Defence of True Liberty' John Bramhall; Selections from 'The Questions concerning Liberty, Necessity, and Chance' Thomas Hobbes; Selections from other works of Hobbes.

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