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Thomas Hobbes and the politics of natural philosophy

Thomas Hobbes and the politics of natural philosophy

Author: Stephen J Finn
Publisher: London : Continuum, ©2006.
Series: Continuum studies in British philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1625, Charles I inherited not only his father's crown, but also his desire to run the country without interference from Parliament. But many members of Parliament opposed the King on issues of taxation, religion and the royal prerogative. It was in this historical context that Hobbes presented a political philosophy that, at least in his opinion, achieved the status of a science, in a nation that was 'boiling hot  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Finn, Stephen J.
Thomas Hobbes and the politics of natural philosophy.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006
(DLC) 2006297752
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Finn
ISBN: 9781847143310 1847143318
OCLC Number: 268793866
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 192 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Background and goals --
The traditional interpretation of influence --
Hobbes's political agenda --
The politics of the philosophy of mind --
The politics of language and truth --
The politics of nominalism --
The politics of reason.
Series Title: Continuum studies in British philosophy.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Finn.
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Takes issue with the near-universal tendency of Hobbes scholars to emphasize the influence of Hobbes's natural philosophy on his political philosophy. This book shows how Hobbes's political ideas  Read more...


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