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date: 15 December 2019

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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.

Keywords: Thomas Hobbes, philosophy, logic, language, physics, mathematics, metaphysics, ethics, religion, reason

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