The Correspondence: Volume I: 1622-1659 by Thomas Hobbes

The Correspondence: Volume I: 1622-1659

byThomas HobbesEditorNoel Malcolm

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[NB in publicity materials use short description + first few review quotes if short of space] Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is one of the most important figures in the history of European thought. Although best known for his political theory, he also wrote about theology, metaphysics, physics, optics, mathematics, psychology, and literary criticism. All of these interests are reflected in hiscorrespondence. Some small groups of his letters have been printed in the past (often in inaccurate transcriptions), but this edition is the first complete collection of his correspondence, nearly half of which has never been printed before. All the letters have been transcribed from the original sources, and allmaterials in Latin, French, and Italian are printed together with translations in clear modern English. The letters are fully annotated, and there are long biographical entries on all of his correspondents, based on extensive original research. These two volumes form one of the most significant and valuable publications of Hobbes scholarship this century, casting a new light on the whole pattern of his intellectual life and personal friendships.

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Thomas Hobbes (1588- 1679) was an English philosopher, whose famous 1651 book Leviathan set the agenda for nearly all subsequent Western political philosophy. Noel Malcolm is at Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford.
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Title:The Correspondence: Volume I: 1622-1659Format:PaperbackDimensions:586 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.34 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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General IntroductionTextual IntroductionList of AbbreviationsLetters (till Letter 139)

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`The appearance of these two volumes of correspondence is undoubtedly one of the most significant events of recent years not only in the field of Hobbes studies, but also in the more general area of seventeenth-century philosophical and scientific culture. . . . [the] rich editorial materialcontributes to the great scholarly value of the work.'Andrea Napoli, BJHS