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  1. added 2017-03-27
    Reason and Ethics in Hobbes's Leviathan.John Deigh - 1996 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 34:33-60.
    Reason and Ethics in Hobbes's Leviathan JOHN DEIGH HOBBES'S ETHICS teaches the ways of self-preservation. Its lessons are arranged in a system of rules that Hobbes understood to be the laws of nature. These two themes, self-preservation and natural law, have inspired opposing inter- pretations of Hobbes's text. The historically dominant and still prevailing interpretation, which develops the former theme, is that Hobbes's ethics is a form of egoism. A later and less popular interpretation, which develops the latter theme, is (...)
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  2. added 2017-03-21
    Natural Philosophy, Deduction, and Geometry in the Hobbes-Boyle Debate.Marcus P. Adams - 2017 - Hobbes Studies 30 (1):83-107.
    This paper examines Hobbes’s criticisms of Robert Boyle’s air-pump experiments in light of Hobbes’s account in _De Corpore_ and _De Homine_ of the relationship of natural philosophy to geometry. I argue that Hobbes’s criticisms rely upon his understanding of what counts as “true physics.” Instead of seeing Hobbes as defending natural philosophy as “a causal enterprise … [that] as such, secured total and irrevocable assent,” 1 I argue that, in his disagreement with Boyle, Hobbes relied upon his understanding of natural (...)
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  3. added 2016-08-08
    Hobbes’s Geometrical Optics.José Médina - 2016 - Hobbes Studies 29 (1):39-65.
    _ Source: _Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 39 - 65 Since Euclid, optics has been considered a geometrical science, which Aristotle defines as a “mixed” mathematical science. Hobbes follows this tradition and clearly places optics among physical sciences. However, modern scholars point to a confusion between geometry and physics and do not seem to agree about the way Hobbes mixes both sciences. In this paper, I return to this alleged confusion and intend to emphasize the peculiarity of Hobbes’s geometrical optics. (...)
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  4. added 2016-07-14
    Douglas M. Jesseph. Squaring the Circle: The War Between Hobbes and Wallis. Xiv + 419 Pp., Figs., App., Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 1999. $80, £56 ; $28, £20. [REVIEW]Antoni Malet - 2002 - Isis 93 (4):694-695.
  5. added 2016-04-04
    Squaring the Circle the War Between Hobbes and Wallis.Douglas Michael Jesseph - 1999
  6. added 2015-12-11
    Hobbes on Natural Philosophy as "True Physics" and Mixed Mathematics.Marcus P. Adams - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 56:43-51.
    I offer an alternative account of the relationship of Hobbesian geometry to natural philosophy by arguing that mixed mathematics provided Hobbes with a model for thinking about it. In mixed mathematics, one may borrow causal principles from one science and use them in another science without there being a deductive relationship between those two sciences. Natural philosophy for Hobbes is mixed because an explanation may combine observations from experience (the ‘that’) with causal principles from geometry (the ‘why’). My argument shows (...)
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  7. added 2015-04-08
    Les mathématiques et la méthode mathématique chez Hobbes.Wolfgang Breidert - 1979 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 33 (129):415-431.
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  8. added 2015-02-12
    Empiricism and Geometry in Hobbes and Locke.George Goe - 1959 - Dissertation, Columbia University
  9. added 2015-02-03
    Squaring the Circle: The War Between Hobbes and Wallis. [REVIEW]Antoni Malet - 2002 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 93:694-695.
  10. added 2015-01-26
    Infinity and Creation: The Origin of the Controversy Between Thomas Hobbes and the Savilian Professors Seth Ward and John Wallis.Siegmund Probst - 1993 - British Journal for the History of Science 26 (3):271-279.
    Until recently, historians of mathematics usually agreed in refusing to consider the numerous geometrical publications of Thomas Hobbes as a contribution to the development of mathematics in the seventeenth century. From time to time, one could find statements that although Hobbes did not find new theorems he undoubtedly had profound insights into the logical foundations of mathematics, but these occasional remarks did not encourage historians to go deeper into Hobbes's mathematical thought. In the end, the general conclusion was that Hobbes's (...)
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  11. added 2014-12-08
    Squaring the Circle: The War Between Hobbes and Wallis. By Douglas M. Jesseph.J. Raskin - 2002 - The European Legacy 7 (2):259-260.
  12. added 2014-12-08
    Mathematics and Philosophy: Wallis, Hobbes, Barrow, and Berkeley.Helena M. Pycior - 1987 - Journal of the History of Ideas 48 (2):265.
  13. added 2014-12-08
    Geometry and Philosophy in Hobbes, Thomas.K. Schuhmann - 1985 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 92 (1):161-177.
  14. added 2014-02-25
    Douglas M. Jesseph, Squaring the Circle: The War Between Hobbes and Wallis Reviewed By.J. J. MacIntosh - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20 (5):357-358.
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    5 Hobbes and Mathematics.Hardy Grant - 1996 - In Tom Sorell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes. Cambridge University Press. pp. 108.
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    Mathematics and the Mathematical Method in the Works of Hobbes.W. Breidert - 1979 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 33 (129):415-431.
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  17. added 2013-11-04
    Geometrie und Philosophie bei Thomas Hobbes.Karl Schuhmann - 1985 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 92 (1):162-177.
  18. added 2013-10-29
    Three Diverse Sciences in Hobbes: First Philosophy, Geometry, and Physics.William Sacksteder - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (4):739 - 772.
  19. added 2013-10-28
    The Power of Images: Mathematics and Metaphysics in Hobbes's Optics.A. Malet - 2001 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (2):303-333.
    This paper deals with Hobbes's theory of optical images, developed in his optical magnum opus, 'A Minute or First Draught of the Optiques' (1646), and published in abridged version in De homine (1658). The paper suggests that Hobbes's theory of vision and images serves him to ground his philosophy of man on his philosophy of body. Furthermore, since this part of Hobbes's work on optics is the most thoroughly geometrical, it reveals a good deal about the role of mathematics in (...)
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    The Decline and Fall of Hobbesian Geometry.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 30 (3):425-453.
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  21. added 2013-10-28
    Squaring the Circle.Douglas Jesseph - 1999 - University of Chicago Press.
    Hobbes and Wallis's "battle of the books" illuminates the intimate relationship between science and crucial seventeenth-century debates over the limits of sovereign power and the existence of God.
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  22. added 2013-09-30
    Les mathématiques chez Spinoza et Hobbes.José Medina - 1985 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 175 (2):177 - 188.
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