The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes

Hardcover | April 18, 2016

EditorA.p. Martinich, Kinch Hoekstra

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The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes collects twenty-six newly commissioned, original chapters on the philosophy of the English thinker Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Best known today for his important influence on political philosophy, Hobbes was in fact a wide and deep thinker on a diverse range ofissues. The chapters included in this Oxford Handbook cover the full range of Hobbes's thought - his philosophy of logic and language; his view of physics and scientific method; his ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law; and his views of religion, history, and literature. Several ofthe chapters overlap in fruitful ways, so that the reader can see the richness and depth of Hobbes's thought from a variety of perspectives. The contributors are experts on Hobbes from many countries, whose home disciplines include philosophy, political science, history, and literature. A substantial introduction places Hobbes's work, and contemporary scholarship on Hobbes, in a broad context.

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The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes collects twenty-six newly commissioned, original chapters on the philosophy of the English thinker Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Best known today for his important influence on political philosophy, Hobbes was in fact a wide and deep thinker on a diverse range ofissues. The chapters included in this Oxford Ha...

A. P. Martinich is Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy, and Professor of History and Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Two Gods of Leviathan (1992), Hobbes: A Biography (1999), and Hobbes (2005), and co-editor with David Sosa of The Philosophy of Language 6th edition (OUP, 2013)...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:664 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:April 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Contributors1. A. P. Martinich: IntroductionI. Logic and Natural Philosophy2. Martine Pecharman: Logic3. Stewart Duncan: Hobbes on Language: Propositions, Truth, and Absurdity4. Katherine Dunlop: Hobbes's Mathematical Thought5. Daniel Garber: Natural Philosophy6. Douglas Jesseph: Hobbes on the Foundations of Natural Philosophy7. Franco Giudice: The Most Curious of Sciences: Hobbes's OpticsII. Human nature and Moral Philosophy8. Thomas Pink: Hobbes on Liberty, Action, and Free Will9. Adrian Blau: Reason, Deliberation and the Passions10. Ioannis D. Evrigenis: The State of Nature11. Nancy Hirschmann: Hobbes on the Family12. S. A. Lloyd: Natural LawIII. Political Philosophy13. John Deigh: Political Obligation14. A. P. Martinich: Authorization and Representation in Leviathan15. Mark Murphy: Hobbes (and Austin, and Aquinas) on Law as Command of the Sovereign16. David Runciman: The Sovereign17. Johann Sommerville: Hobbes and Absolutism18. Arash Abizadeh: Sovereign Jurisdiction, Territorial Rights, and Membership in Hobbes19. Quentin Skinner: Hobbes and the Social Control of UnsociabilityIV. Religion20. Agostino Lupoli: Hobbes and Religion without Theology21. Richard Tuck: Hobbes and Christianity22. Sarah Mortimer: Christianity and Civil Religion in Leviathan23. Jeffrey Collins: Thomas Hobbes's Ecclesiastical HistoryV. History, Poetry, and Paradox24. Kinch Hoekstra: Hobbes's Thucydides25. Tomaz Mastnak: Making History: The Politics of Hobbes's Behemoth26. Timothy Raylor: Hobbes on the Nature and Scope of Poetry27. Jon Parkin: Hobbes and ParadoxIndex