A. P. Martinich A Hobbes Dictionary

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A Hobbes Dictionary

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9780631192626: A Hobbes Dictionary

This dictionary provides a comprehensive and cohesive expository account of about one hundred and fifty key concepts covering the entire range of Hobbes's thought, from philosophy, political theory and science, to theology, history and mathematics.

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Thomas Hobbes is one of the first great modern philosophers. In particular, his version of the social contract theory has proved to be one of the enduring intellectual achievements of modern political and moral thought.

This dictionary provides a comprehensive and cohesive expository account of about one hundred and fifty key concepts covering the entire range of Hobbes's thought, from philosophy, political theory and science, to theology, history and mathematics. Extensively cross-referenced, the volume also includes a biography of Hobbes, a chronology of Hobbes's life and works, a chronology of historical events in the early and mid-seventeenth century, and an annotated bibliography of Hobbes's major works, contemporary editions, and main secondary literature.

This volume will be indispensable for students and researchers interested in Hobbes's life and thought.

Each Blackwell Philosopher Dictionary presents the life and work of an individual philosopher in a scholarly yet accessible manner. Entries cover key ideas and thoughts, as well as the main themes of the philosopher's work. A comprehensive biographical sketch is also included.

About the Author:

A. P. Martinich is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books, including The Two Gods of Leviathan (1993), and is in addition the editor of Philosophy of Language (Second Edition, 1990).

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Verlag: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, (2007)
ISBN 10: 063119262X ISBN 13: 9780631192626
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Buchbeschreibung Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2007. Broschiert. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. XI, 336 S. Umschlag leicht berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. - ENGLISCH - Thomas Hobbes is one of the first great modern philosophers. In developing a unified and comprehensive theory of the natural world, the nature of human beings, and politics, Hobbes's intellectual work ranged over philosophy, political theory, science, theology, history and mathematics. In particular, his version of the social contract theory is one of the enduring intellectual achievements of modern political and moral thought. This dictionary provides a comprehensive expository account of over one hundred and thirty key concepts covering the entire range of Hobbes's thought. Extensively cross-referenced, the volume also includes a biography of Hobbes, a chronology of his life and works, a chronology of historical events in the early and mid-seventeenth century, and an annotated bibliography of Hobbes's major works, contemporary editions, and main secondary literature. -- "Hobbes thinks that the lack of a proper philosophical method prevented progress in philosophy or science until the late sixteenth century. His emphasis on method makes him similar to Descartes although they had different ideas of what correct philosophical method is. The chief discussion of method is in De Corpore. It is appropriate for a discussion of methodology to appear near the beginning of a work that purports to present a complete scientific theory of knowledge.There are two methods in philosophy: the analytic or resolutive and the synthetic or compositive. The analytic method is finding a possible cause for a given effect. The synthetic method is positing a possible effect for a given cause. Hobbes gets his terminology of methodology from the Paduan school of which Galileo was a part. His own account of scientific methodology mixes rationalistic and empiricist elements. Concerning the rationalistic element, when he explains how to determine a cause, he says that first, for some given effect, a possible cause should be thought of; next, parts of it are mentally subtracted from the cause; then the investigator thinks about whether the effect "is still possible to be understood" to exist; if the investigator "cannot conceive" the effect to exist in such a case, then the subtracted part is part of the cause." (from the book) ISBN 9780631192626 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Artikel-Nr. 952605

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