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The Resource Thomas Hobbes, Otfried Höffe ; translated by Nicholas Walker

Thomas Hobbes, Otfried Höffe ; translated by Nicholas Walker

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Thomas Hobbes
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Thomas Hobbes
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Otfried Höffe ; translated by Nicholas Walker
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  • ger
  • eng
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Best known for his contributions to political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes set out to develop a coherent philosophical system extending from logic and natural philosophy to civil and religious philosophy. In this introduction to Hobbes's thought, Otfried Höffe begins by providing an overview of the entire scope of his work, making clear its systematic character through analysis of his natural philosophy, his individual and social anthropology, and his political thought. He then offers an innovative examination of religious and ecclesiastical questions, touching not only on the political implications of religion so important to Hobbes, but also on his attempt to reconstruct Christianity in terms of a materialistic philosophy. He also explores Hobbes's continuous critique of Aristotle and Aristotelian Scholastics, in which Höffe argues that Hobbes and Aristotle have much more in common philosophically than is normally supposed<U+0127> �and certainly more than Hobbes himself acknowledged. Finally, Höffe sketches the influence Hobbes had and continues to have on the development of legal and political philosophy.--
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Höffe, Otfried
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Translated from the German
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non fiction
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  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Political scientists
  • Philosophers
  • Political science
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Thomas Hobbes, Otfried Höffe ; translated by Nicholas Walker
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Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-249) and indexes
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Contents
Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction: Thomas Hobbes: A Pioneer of Modernity -- 1.1 Three Challenges of the Epoch -- 1.2 A Pioneer in Three Senses -- 1.3 The Continuity of Hobbes's Development -- I. Hobbes's Career and Philosophical Development -- 2. Beginnings -- 2.1 Student, Tutor, and Traveling Companion -- 2.2 Euclid and Galileo -- 2.3 The English Civil War -- 2.4 Exile in Paris -- 3. Leviathan and Behemoth -- 3.1 A Fractured Relationship to Rhetoric -- 3.2 The Symbol of Leviathan -- 3.3 The Return to England -- Part II. The Encyclopedic Character of Hobbes's Philosophy -- 4. Science in the Service of Peace -- 4.1 The Principal Aim of Hobbes's Philosophy -- 4.2 The Complex Method -- 4.3 The Mathematical Paradigm and Its Limits -- 4.4 Ethics and Political Authority -- 4.5 Analysis and Composition -- 5. Natural Philosophy and the Theory of Knowledge -- 5.1 Empirical Realism -- 5.2 Levels of Knowledge -- 5.3 On Dreams -- 5.4 Prudence -- 6. Language, Reason, and Science -- 6.1 Language -- 1: The Pre-communicative Dimension -- 6.2 Language -- 2: The Political Dimension -- 6.3 Realism and Nominalism -- 6.4 The Framework of Language and Reason -- 6.5 Science -- 6.6 Hobbes's Division of the Sciences -- 7. An Anthropology of the Individual: The Passions -- 7.1 A Naturalistic Hedonism -- 7.2 A Topography of the Passions -- 7.3 Freedom, Self-Preservation, and Determinism -- 7.4 Power -- 8. An Anthropology of the Social: The Possibility of Peace in a Condition of War -- 8.1 The Conditions of Peace -- 8.2 "Man Is a Wolf to Man" -- 8.3 A Prevailing Inclination for Peace? -- 9. Legitimating the State -- 9.1 The Laws of Nature -- 9.2 A Moral Philosophy? -- 9.3 The Original Contract -- 9.4 Absolute Authority -- 9.5 A Right to Rebellion? -- 10. Law -- 10.1 "Not Truth but Authority" -- 10.2 The Division of Laws -- 10.3 A Theory of Commands -- 10.4 Laws of Nature as a Corrective? -- 10.5 Authorized Power -- 11. Religion and Church -- 11.1 A Twofold Political Question -- 11.2 The Anthropological Foundations of Religion -- 11.3 The Kingdom of God -- 11.4 The Principles of a Christian Politics -- 11.5 A Materialistic Theology -- 11.6 Hobbes's Critique of Other Churches -- 12. An Excursus: Hobbes's Critique of Aristotle -- 12.1 The "Vain Philosophy" of Aristotle -- 12.2 An Aristotelian in Spite of Himself -- 12.3 Inevitable Strife or the Social Nature of Man? -- 13. History -- 13.1 Translating Thucydides -- 13.2 The History of the Church and the Kingdom of God -- 13.3 Behemoth -- Part III. The Influence of Hobbes -- 14. From His Age to Our Own -- 14.1 The Early Reception and Critique of Hobbes's Work -- 14.2 A Continuing Debate -- 14.3 The Modern Discussion -- Chronology of Hobbes's Life and Work -- Bibliography -- Name -- Index -- Subject -- Index
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FIEb17779091
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 258 pages
Isbn
9781438457659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893857948
Label
Thomas Hobbes, Otfried Höffe ; translated by Nicholas Walker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-249) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction: Thomas Hobbes: A Pioneer of Modernity -- 1.1 Three Challenges of the Epoch -- 1.2 A Pioneer in Three Senses -- 1.3 The Continuity of Hobbes's Development -- I. Hobbes's Career and Philosophical Development -- 2. Beginnings -- 2.1 Student, Tutor, and Traveling Companion -- 2.2 Euclid and Galileo -- 2.3 The English Civil War -- 2.4 Exile in Paris -- 3. Leviathan and Behemoth -- 3.1 A Fractured Relationship to Rhetoric -- 3.2 The Symbol of Leviathan -- 3.3 The Return to England -- Part II. The Encyclopedic Character of Hobbes's Philosophy -- 4. Science in the Service of Peace -- 4.1 The Principal Aim of Hobbes's Philosophy -- 4.2 The Complex Method -- 4.3 The Mathematical Paradigm and Its Limits -- 4.4 Ethics and Political Authority -- 4.5 Analysis and Composition -- 5. Natural Philosophy and the Theory of Knowledge -- 5.1 Empirical Realism -- 5.2 Levels of Knowledge -- 5.3 On Dreams -- 5.4 Prudence -- 6. Language, Reason, and Science -- 6.1 Language -- 1: The Pre-communicative Dimension -- 6.2 Language -- 2: The Political Dimension -- 6.3 Realism and Nominalism -- 6.4 The Framework of Language and Reason -- 6.5 Science -- 6.6 Hobbes's Division of the Sciences -- 7. An Anthropology of the Individual: The Passions -- 7.1 A Naturalistic Hedonism -- 7.2 A Topography of the Passions -- 7.3 Freedom, Self-Preservation, and Determinism -- 7.4 Power -- 8. An Anthropology of the Social: The Possibility of Peace in a Condition of War -- 8.1 The Conditions of Peace -- 8.2 "Man Is a Wolf to Man" -- 8.3 A Prevailing Inclination for Peace? -- 9. Legitimating the State -- 9.1 The Laws of Nature -- 9.2 A Moral Philosophy? -- 9.3 The Original Contract -- 9.4 Absolute Authority -- 9.5 A Right to Rebellion? -- 10. Law -- 10.1 "Not Truth but Authority" -- 10.2 The Division of Laws -- 10.3 A Theory of Commands -- 10.4 Laws of Nature as a Corrective? -- 10.5 Authorized Power -- 11. Religion and Church -- 11.1 A Twofold Political Question -- 11.2 The Anthropological Foundations of Religion -- 11.3 The Kingdom of God -- 11.4 The Principles of a Christian Politics -- 11.5 A Materialistic Theology -- 11.6 Hobbes's Critique of Other Churches -- 12. An Excursus: Hobbes's Critique of Aristotle -- 12.1 The "Vain Philosophy" of Aristotle -- 12.2 An Aristotelian in Spite of Himself -- 12.3 Inevitable Strife or the Social Nature of Man? -- 13. History -- 13.1 Translating Thucydides -- 13.2 The History of the Church and the Kingdom of God -- 13.3 Behemoth -- Part III. The Influence of Hobbes -- 14. From His Age to Our Own -- 14.1 The Early Reception and Critique of Hobbes's Work -- 14.2 A Continuing Debate -- 14.3 The Modern Discussion -- Chronology of Hobbes's Life and Work -- Bibliography -- Name -- Index -- Subject -- Index
Control code
FIEb17779091
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 258 pages
Isbn
9781438457659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893857948

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