The Correspondence: Volume II: 1660-1679

Paperback | August 1, 1997

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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[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 literar...

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 St Antony's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:510 pages, 9.13 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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List of AbbreviationsLetters (from Letter 140)Biographical Register of Hobbes's CorrespondentsManuscript SourcesBibliographyIndex

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`This is the first complete collection of the correspondence of Hobbes and as such fills an important gap in the published writing of the man who is probably the most important political philosopher of the modern age. Noel Malcolm has done an admirable job of assembling and annotating thecorrespondence ... Scholars will find the correspondence an important tool for understanding the life and works of Thomas Hobbes.'Review of Metaphysics