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A Summary Biography of Hobbes

Noel Malcolm

in Aspects of Hobbes

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780199247141
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597992 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247145.003.0001
 A Summary Biography of   Hobbes

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Offers an introduction to Hobbes's life, paying special attention to his family background, his education, his relations with his employers (the Cavendish family), and his connections with the various intellectual groups, which may have influenced his thinking—such as the ‘Great Tew’ circle in England, and the Mersenne circle in France. It also discusses the notoriety that followed the publication of Leviathan in 1651, and the polemics that dogged his later years.

Keywords: Cavendish; Hobbes

Chapter.  14056 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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