Hobbes and History

Edited by G.A. John Rogers, Thomas Sorell

© 2004 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

Much of Thomas Hobbes's work can be read as historical commentary, taking up questions in the philosophy of history and the rhetorical possibilities of written history. This collection of scholarly essays explores the relation of Hobbes's work to history as a branch of learning.

Table of Contents

Part One: Hobbes and History

1. Hobbes's Concept of History 2. When Hobbes Needed History 3. Hobbes and Historiography: Why the Future, He says, Does not Exist 4. Hobbes, History and Wisdom 5. Hobbes's Uses of the History of Philosophy

Part Two: Hobbesian Histories 6. Hobbes and Tacitus 7. The Peace of Silence: Thucydides and the English Civil War 8. Hobbes's Behemoth 9. Hobbes and Sacred History 10. Hobbes, Selden, Erastianism and the History of the Jews

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General