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Hobbes : a biography

Author: Aloysius Martinich
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is now recognized as one of the fathers of modern philosophy and political theory. In his own time he was as famous for his work in physics, geometry, and religion. The controversy surrounding his life never abated: the Catholic Church placed his books on the Index, and Oxford University dismissed faculty for being Hobbists." "A. P. Martinich has written the completest and most accessible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aloysius Martinich
ISBN: 0521495830 9780521495837
OCLC Number: 39747346
Description: xvi, 390 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Malmesbury and Magdalen Hall, 1588-1608 --
Tutor and companion, 1608-1620 --
Secretary and Humanist, 1621-1629 --
Early scientific studies and religious views, 1629-1640 --
The elements of law, natural and politic, 1640 --
A decade of exile, 1641-1651--Leviathan and the engagement controversy, 1651-1653 --
Demonstrations and disputations, 1652-1659 --
Baiting the bear, 1660-1669 --
The final years, 1670-1679.
Responsibility: A.P. Martinich.
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"Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is now recognized as one of the fathers of modern philosophy and political theory. In his own time he was as famous for his work in physics, geometry, and religion. The controversy surrounding his life never abated: the Catholic Church placed his books on the Index, and Oxford University dismissed faculty for being Hobbists." "A. P. Martinich has written the completest and most accessible biography of Hobbes available. The book takes full account of the historical and cultural context in which Hobbes lived, drawing on both published and unpublished sources. It will be a great resource for philosophers, political theorists, and historians of ideas. The style will also ensure that the book appeals to general readers with an interest in the history of philosophy, the rise of modern science, and the English Civil War."--Jacket.

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