First Published in 1952, The Place of Hooker in the History of Thought unravels the historical background to some of Richard Hooker’s leading ideas. The volume throws light on his ideas by a clear appreciation of the philosophical issues he raised and the difficulties he had to face when he embraced the cause of Thomism in Elizabethan England. Peter Munz discusses themes like Hooker’s debt to St. Thomas, Hooker and Marsilius of Padua, Hooker’s historical sense, Hooker and Aristotle and Plato, Hooker and Locke, to determine his place in the history of thought. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of Philosophy, Religion, Theology, Political Thought and Political Philosophy.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction 2. Hooker and St. Thomas 3. Hooker and Marsilius of Padua 4. Hooker and Aristotle 5. Hooker and Plato Appendices A. Hooker’s debt to St. Thomas B. Hooker’s Historical Sense C. Marsilius in the sixteenth century D. Hooker and Locke Abbreviations Index