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Hobbes By A.P. Martinich,

  • Title: Hobbes
  • Author: A.P. Martinich
  • ISBN: 9780415283281
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thomas Hobbes 1588 1679 was the first great English philosopher and one of the most important theorists of human nature and politics in the history of Western thought This superlative introduction presents Hobbes main doctrines and arguments, covering all of Hobbes philosophy A.P Martinich begins with a helpful overview of Hobbes life and work, setting his ideas agThomas Hobbes 1588 1679 was the first great English philosopher and one of the most important theorists of human nature and politics in the history of Western thought This superlative introduction presents Hobbes main doctrines and arguments, covering all of Hobbes philosophy A.P Martinich begins with a helpful overview of Hobbes life and work, setting his ideas against the political and scientific background of seventeenth century England He then introduces and assesses, in clear chapters, Hobbes contributions to fundamental areas of philosophy epistemology and metaphysics, in particular Hobbes materialism and determinism and his relation to Descartes ethics and political philosophy, concentrating on Hobbes most famous work, Leviathan, and the theory of the social contract it advances philosophy of science, logic and language, considering Hobbes theory of nominalism and his writing on rhetoric and the uses of language religion, examining Hobbes analyses of revelation, prophets and miracles.The final chapter considers the legacy of Hobbes thought and his influence on contemporary philosophy.
    Hobbes Thomas Hobbes was the first great English philosopher and one of the most important theorists of human nature and politics in the history of Western thought This superlative introduction pre

    One thought on “Hobbes”

    1. It s pretty rare to enjoy reading a scholarly book on anything, but especially on the dry 17th century writer Hobbes This book, however, is both interesting and well written with enough of Martinich s style and sense of humor coming through footnotes involving Buffy, of all things to be just a fun read Which isn t to say it s for everyone necessarily, just that as an academic book I m glad I picked it up.

    2. Concise, clear, and provides a brief but cogent discussion of Hobbes s political theory Also, there are a lot of suggestions for further reading.

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