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Thomas Hobbes and the politics of natural philosophy [electronic resource] / Stephen J. Finn.

By: Finn, Stephen J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Continuum studies in British philosophy: Publisher: London : Continuum, c2006Description: 1 online resource (ix, 192 p.).ISBN: 9781847143310 (electronic bk.); 1847143318 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 | Natural law -- Philosophy | Hobbes, Thomas | Natural law | Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 | Droit naturel -- Philosophie | PHILOSOPHY -- PoliticalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thomas Hobbes and the politics of natural philosophy.DDC classification: 320.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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 with questions concerning the rights of dominion and the obedience due from subjects'. In this important new book, Stephen J. Finn argues that, contrary to the traditional interpre.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-187) and index.

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.

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 with questions concerning the rights of dominion and the obedience due from subjects'. In this important new book, Stephen J. Finn argues that, contrary to the traditional interpre.

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