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Hobbes : a biography

Author: Aloysius Martinich
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is 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. He associated with some of the greatest writers, scientists, and politicians of his age. Martinich has written a complete and accessible biography of Hobbes. The book takes full account of the historical and cultural context in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aloysius Martinich
ISBN: 0521039347 9780521039345
OCLC Number: 298550931
Description: xvi, 390 pages : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Introduction; A note on dates; Chronology; 1. Malmesbury and Magdalen Hall, 1588-1608; 2. Tutor and companion, 1608-20; 3. Secretary and humanist, 1621-9; 4. Early scientific studies and religious views, 1629-40; 5. The elements of law, natural and politic, 1640; 6. A decade of exile, 1641-51 (I); 7. A decade of exile, 1641-51 (II); 8. Leviathan and the engagement controversy, 1651-3; 9. Demonstrations and disputations, 1652-9; 10. Baiting the bear, 1660-9; 11. The final years, 1670-9; A bibliographical essay; Abbreviations; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: A.P. Martinich.

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is recognized as one of the fathers of modern philosophy and political theory. Martinich has written a complete and accessible biography of Hobbes. The book takes full  Read more...

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