Aspects of Hobbes by Noel MalcolmAspects of Hobbes by Noel Malcolm

Aspects of Hobbes

byNoel Malcolm

Paperback | December 2, 2004

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Noel Malcolm, one of the world's leading experts on Thomas Hobbes, presents a set of extended essays on a wide variety of aspects of the life and work of this giant of early modern thought. Malcolm offers a succinct introduction to Hobbes's life and thought, as a foundation for his discussionof such topics as his political philosophy, his theory of international relations, the development of his mechanistic world-view, and his subversive Biblical criticism. Several of the essays pay special attention to the European dimensions of Hobbes's life, his sources and his influence; the longestsurveys the entire European reception of his work from the 1640s to the 1750s. All the essays are based on a deep knowledge of primary sources, and many present striking new discoveries about Hobbes's life, his manuscripts, and the printing history of his works. Aspects of Hobbes will be essentialreading not only for Hobbes specialists, but also for all those interested in seventeenth-century intellectual history more generally, both British and European.
Noel Malcolm is a Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford.
Title:Aspects of HobbesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.4 inPublished:December 2, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. A Summary Biography of Hobbes2. Hobbes and Spinoza3. Hobbes, Sandys, and the Virginia Company4. Robert Payne, the Hobbes Manuscripts, and the 'Short Tract'5. Hobbes's Science of Politics and his Theory of Science6. Hobbes and Roberval7. The Titlepage of Leviathan, Seen in a Curious Perspective8. Charles Cotton, Translator of Hobbes's De cive9. Pierre de Cardonnel (1614-1667): Merchant, Printer, Poet, and Reader of Hobbes10. Hobbes and the Royal Society11. The Printing of the Bear: New Light on the Second Edition of Hobbes' Leviathan12. Hobbes, Ezra and the Bible: The History of a Subversive Idea13. Hobbes's Theory of International Relations14. Hobbes and the European Republic of LettersList of ManuscriptsBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

`This is Malcolm the uncompromising scholar and historian ... the range is astonishing. Repeatedly he crosses boundaries of period, of nation, of language ... formidable learning.'Blair Worden, Sunday Telegraph