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Stewart Duncan
University of Florida
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I argue that Hobbes isn't really a materialist in the early 1640s (in, e.g., the Third Objections to Descartes's Meditations). That is, he doesn't assert that bodies are the only substances. However, he does think that bodies are the only substances we can think about using imagistic ideas.
Keywords Hobbes  materialism  Descartes  relative ideas
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DOI 10.1080/09608780500157171
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