The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes

ISBN : 9780199791941

A. P. Martinich; Kinch Hoekstra
664 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

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.


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



A. P. Martinich is Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy, and Professor of History and Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Two Gods of Leviathan (1992), Hobbes: A Biography (1999), and Hobbes (2005), and co-editor with David Sosa of The Philosophy of Language 6th edition (OUP, 2013).; Kinch Hoekstra is Chancellor's Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in the history of political philosophy.