New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2016. Twenty-six newly commissioned chapters cover the full range of Hobbes's thought - his philosophy of logic and language; his view of physics and scientific method; his ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law; and his views of religion, history, and literature.
The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes collects twenty-six newly commissioned, original chapters on the philosophy of the English thinker Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Best known today for his important influence on political philosophy, Hobbes was in fact a wide and deep thinker on a diverse range of issues. The chapters included in this Oxford Handbook cover the full range of Hobbes's thought-his philosophy of logic and language; his view of physics and scientific method; his ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law; and his views of religion, history, and literature. Several of the chapters overlap in fruitful ways, so that the reader can see the richness and depth of Hobbes's thought from a variety of perspectives. The contributors are experts on Hobbes from many countries, whose home disciplines include philosophy, political science, history, and literature. A substantial introduction places Hobbes's work, and contemporary scholarship on Hobbes, in a broad context.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors 1. Introduction, A. P. Martinich I. Logic and Natural Philosophy 2. Logic, Martine Pecharman 3. Hobbes on Language: Propositions, Truth, and Absurdity, Stewart Duncan 4. Hobbes's Mathematical Thought, Katherine Dunlop 5. Natural Philosophy, Daniel Garber 6. Hobbes on the Foundations of Natural Philosophy, Douglas Jesseph 7. The Most Curious of Sciences: Hobbes's Optics, Franco Giudice II. Human nature and Moral Philosophy 8. Hobbes on Liberty, Action, and Free Will, Thomas Pink 9. Reason, Deliberation and the Passions, Adrian Blau 10. The State of Nature, Ioannis D. Evrigenis 11. Hobbes on the Family, Nancy Hirschmann 12. Natural Law, S. A. Lloyd III. Political Philosophy 13. Political Obligation, John Deigh 14. Authorization and Representation in Leviathan, A. P. Martinich 15. Hobbes (and Austin, and Aquinas) on Law as Command of the Sovereign, Mark Murphy 16. The Sovereign, David Runciman 17. Hobbes and Absolutism, Johann Sommerville 18. Sovereign Jurisdiction, Territorial Rights, and Membership in Hobbes, Arash Abizadeh 19. Hobbes and the Social Control of Unsociability, Quentin Skinner IV. Religion 20. Hobbes and Religion without Theology, Agostino Lupoli 21. Hobbes and Christianity, Richard Tuck 22. Christianity and Civil Religion in Leviathan, Sarah Mortimer 23. Thomas Hobbes's Ecclesiastical History, Jeffrey Collins V. History, Poetry, and Paradox 24. Hobbes's Thucydides, Kinch Hoekstra 25. Making History: The Politics of Hobbes's Behemoth, Tomaz Mastnak 26. Hobbes on the Nature and Scope of Poetry, Timothy Raylor 27. Hobbes and Paradox, Jon Parkin Index