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  1. A Companion to Hobbes.Marcus P. Adams (ed.) - 2021 - Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Offers comprehensive treatment of Thomas Hobbes’s thought, providing readers with different ways of understanding Hobbes as a systematic philosopher As one of the founders of modern political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes is best known for his ideas regarding the nature of legitimate government and the necessity of society submitting to the absolute authority of sovereign power. Yet Hobbes produced a wide range of writings, from translations of texts by Homer and Thucydides, to interpretations of Biblical books, to works devoted to geometry, (...)
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  2. Appeals to Experience in Hobbes’ Science of Politics.Tom Sorell - 2019 - In Alberto Vanzo & Peter R. Anstey (eds.), Experiment, Speculation and Religion in Early Modern Philosophy. New York: Routledge.
    This chapter examines the role of experience in Thomas Hobbes’ science of politics. Although Hobbes claims for his own formulation of civil philosophy a kind of definitiveness and certainty that only geometry has among the sciences, and although both geometry and civil philosophy are supposed to be the products of reason, where reason excludes experience (sense and memory), the necessity of establishing and submitting to the commonwealth is open to a certain sort of confirmation from experience. This is not because (...)
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  3. 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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  4. Hobbes on the Order of Sciences: A Partial Defense of the Mathematization Thesis.Zvi Biener - 2016 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 54 (3):312-332.
    Accounts of Hobbes’s ‘system’ of sciences oscillate between two extremes. On one extreme, the system is portrayed as wholly axiomtic-deductive, with statecraft being deduced in an unbroken chain from the principles of logic and first philosophy. On the other, it is portrayed as rife with conceptual cracks and fissures, with Hobbes’s statements about its deductive structure amounting to mere window-dressing. This paper argues that a middle way is found by conceiving of Hobbes’s _Elements of Philosophy_ on the model of a (...)
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  5. Mathematical Skepticism: The Debate Between Hobbes and Wallis.Luciano Floridi - 2004 - In Maia Neto, José Raimundo & Richard H. Popkin (eds.), Skepticism in Renaissance and Post-Renaissance Thought: New Interpretations. Humanity Books.
    The label “mathematical scepticism” was coined in Floridi [1998] to refer to the body of sceptical arguments developed against mathematical knowledge. Focusing on the debate between Hobbes and Wallis, this paper traces the development of modern mathematical scepticism. -/- Section 1 provides a summary of the salient points, while Sections 2 and 3 provide the necessary background against which the remarks on mathematical scepticism, occurring in the debate between Hobbes and Wallis, need to be interpreted. Sections 4 and 5 introduce (...)
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  6. Squaring the Circle: The War Between Hobbes and Wallis. [REVIEW]Antoni Malet - 2002 - Isis 93:694-695.
  7. 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.
  8. Squaring the Circle: The War Between Hobbes and Wallis. By Douglas M. Jesseph.J. Raskin - 2002 - The European Legacy 7 (2):259-260.
  9. Geometry and the Science of Morality in Hobbes.Stephen Finn - 2001 - Social Philosophy Today 17:57-66.
    In the central chapters of Leviathan, Hobbes offers a demonstration of the "true doctrine of the laws of nature," which is identified with the "science of virtue andvice" and the "true moral philosophy." In his deduction of the laws of nature, Hobbes attempts to mimic the science of geometry, which he says is the "only science God had hitherto bestowed on mankind. "In this paper, I discuss some of the problems associated with Hobbes's application of the method of geometry to (...)
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  10. Hobbes, Wallis and Seventeenth-Century Mathematical Method.Kristin Heitman - 2001 - Dissertation, The Johns Hopkins University
    The canonical view of Hobbes the mathematician is of a doddering old man tilting at quadrature. That picture arises from his twenty-five year debate with John Wallis, an English algebraist, Savile Professor of Geometry at Oxford, and a founding fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 1655, Hobbes attempted to square the circle, Wallis promptly proved him wrong, and their vitriolic exchange was born ;Hobbes is always portrayed as the clear loser. Recently, however, scholars have noticed both flashes of (...)
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  11. Geometrical Physics: Mathematics in the Natural Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes.Kathryn A. Morris - 2001 - Dissertation, Mcgill University (Canada)
    My thesis examines Thomas Hobbes's attempt to develop a mathematical account of nature. I argue that Hobbes's conception of how we should think quantitatively about the world was deeply indebted to the ideas of his ancient and medieval predecessors. These ideas were often amenable to Hobbes's vision of a demonstrative, geometrically-based science. However, he was forced to adapt the ancient and medieval models to the demands of his own thoroughgoing materialism. This hybrid resulted in a distinctive, if only partially successful, (...)
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  12. The Decline and Fall of Hobbesian Geometry.M. D. - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 30 (3):425-453.
  13. Squaring the Circle the War Between Hobbes and Wallis.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1999 - University of Chicago Press.
    PrefaceList of AbbreviationsChapter One: The Mathematical Career of the Monster of MalmesburyChapter Two: The Reform of Mathematics and of the UniversitiesIdeological Origins of the DisputeChapter Three: De Corpore and the Mathematics of MaterialismChapter Four: Disputed FoundationsHobbes vs. Wallis on the Philosophy of MathematicsChapter Five: The "Modern Analytics" and the Nature of DemonstrationChapter Six: The Demise of Hobbesian GeometryChapter Seven: The Religion, Rhetoric, and Politics of Mr. Hobbes and Dr. WallisChapter Eight: Persistence in ErrorWhy Was Hobbes So Resolutely Wrong?Appendix: Selections from (...)
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  14. Squaring the Circle: The War Between Hobbes and Wallis.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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  15. Making Certain: Thomas Hobbes, Geometry, and the Educational Politics of Early Modernity.Ted Harold Miller - 1999 - Dissertation, University of California, San Diego
    Our understanding of Hobbes is pivotal to our grasp of modernity, and yet we misunderstand him. Specifically, we have misconstrued the way his philosophy exemplifies modern political reason. Contrary to the conventional view, Hobbes should not be thought of as the first modern political scientist. His works are not abstract schema devoted to explaining the logic of commonwealths or the actions of rationally self-interested actors. Rather than explanatory, Hobbes's science was didactic: it was written to craft and fashion obedient selves. (...)
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  16. Squaring the Circle: Hobbes on Philosophy and Geometry.Alexander Bird - 1996 - Journal of the History of Ideas 57 (2):217–31.
    Hobbes ' geometrical disputes are significant since they highlight several important strands in his thought - issues concerning the right to make definitions, his anti-clericalism, the maker's knowledge argument and his objections to algebra. These are examined, and the foundational position, according to Hobbes, of geomentry in relation to philosophy, science and technology, explained and discussed.
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  17. Of Analytics and Indivisibles: Hobbes on the Methods of Modem Mathematics.Douglas Jesseph - 1993 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 46 (2):153-193.
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  18. Hobbes and Mathematical Method.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1993 - Perspectives on Science 1 (1993):306-341.
  19. 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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  20. Mathematics and Philosophy: Wallis, Hobbes, Barrow, and Berkeley.Helena M. Pycior - 1987 - Journal of the History of Ideas 48 (2):265.
  21. Témoignage direct de Hobbes sur son « illumination euclidienne ».Jean Bernhardt - 1986 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 176 (2):281 - 282.
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  22. 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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  23. Geometry and Philosophy in Hobbes, Thomas.K. Schuhmann - 1985 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 92 (1):161-177.
  24. Geometrie und Philosophie bei Thomas Hobbes.Karl Schuhmann - 1985 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 92 (1):162-177.
  25. Hobbes: Geometrical Objects.William Sacksteder - 1981 - Philosophy of Science 48 (4):573-590.
    Hobbes' philosophy of geometry was eccentric to contemporary movements and worsted in specific controversy. But he laid down stipulations defining geometry and its method which might provide a significant and workable alternative "meta-geometry". Some of these are isolated and reinterpreted here, especially those concerned with describing magnitudes, motions and quantities, and with his use of proportions. Rather than refutation of commentaries and historical rehash, the effort here is to isolate definitive texts and to offer a reinterpretation of their arguments in (...)
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  26. Hobbes: The Art of the Geometricians.William Sacksteder - 1980 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 18 (2):131-146.
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  27. Les mathématiques et la méthode mathématique chez Hobbes.Wolfgang Breidert - 1979 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 33 (129):415-431.