The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes

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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 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.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> History & Surveys

The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1/26/96
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139815156
ISBN 13: 9781139815154
Print ISBN: 9780521410199

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