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Starting with Hobbes (George MacDonald Ross) Hardcover Book, (Continuum, 2009) 9781847061607
Starting with Hobbes (George MacDonald Ross) Hardcover Book, (Continuum, 2009) 9781847061607
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Title: Starting with Hobbes

Author: Ross, George MacDonald

Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2009

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781847061607

Volumes: 1; Pages: 176

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Thomas Hobbes was one of the most important and influential philosophers of the seventeenth century. Covering all the key concepts of his work, Starting with Hobbes provides an accessible introduction to the ideas of this hugely significant thinker. Thematically structured, this book leads the reader through the full range of Hobbes's ideas and, uniquely, not just his political philosophy. In his day, he was internationally as famous for his theories about knowledge, language, the material nature of reality, mathematics, psychology, and religion, as he was for his politics; and these aspects of his work are fully covered. The book places Hobbes firmly in his historical context, with discussions of his relations to contemporary thinkers such as Galileo and Descartes and his influence on later thinkers such as Spinoza and Leibniz. This is the ideal introduction for anyone coming to the work of one of the greatest of English philosophers for the first time.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

1. Life and Works

2. Theory of Knowledge

3. Materialism

4. The Human Being

5. Society

6. Religion

7. Hobbes's Influence

Further Reading

Continuing with Hobbes

Index
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