- The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes
- Hobbes on Logic, or How to Deal with Aristotle’s Legacy
- Hobbes on Language: Propositions, Truth, and Absurdity
- Hobbes’s Mathematical Thought
- Natural Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century Context
- Hobbes on the Foundations of Natural Philosophy
- The Most Curious of Sciences: Hobbes’s Optics
- Hobbes on Liberty, Action, and Free Will
- Reason, Deliberation, and the Passions
- The State of Nature
- Hobbes on the Family
- Natural Law
- Political Obligation
- Authorization and Representation in Hobbes’s <i>Leviathan</i>
- Hobbes (and Austin, and Aquinas) on Law as Command of the Sovereign
- The Sovereign
- Hobbes and Absolutism
- Sovereign Jurisdiction, Territorial Rights, and Membership in Hobbes
- Hobbes and the Social Control of Unsociability
- Hobbes and Religion Without Theology
- Hobbes, Conscience, and Christianity
- Christianity and Civil Religion in Hobbes’s <i>Leviathan</i>
- Thomas Hobbes’s Ecclesiastical History
- Hobbes’s Thucydides
- Making History: The Politics of Hobbes’s Behemoth
- Hobbes on the Nature and Scope of Poetry
- Hobbes and Paradox
Abstract and Keywords
This book is a collection of twenty-six original chapters written by distinguished philosophers, political theorists, historians, and literary scholars from six countries to explore Thomas Hobbes’s philosophy. This introduction takes a brief look at Hobbes’s life and considers major themes in his philosophy. Hobbes’s complete system was presented in three parts, De corpore (1655), De homine (1658), and De cive (1642). These books encapsulate Hobbes’s philosophy of logic and language, physics, mathematics and science, metaphysics, ethics, and religion. This book also contains Hobbes’s views on reason, appetite, will, laws of nature, the civil state, sovereignty, history, poetry, and paradox.
A. P. Martinich is Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial of Professor in Philosophy, and Professor of History and Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Two Gods of Leviathan (1992) and Hobbes: A Biography (1999), Hobbes (2005), and co-editor with David Sosa of The Philosophy of Language 6th edition (2013).
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