The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes

2016.11.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A.P. Martinich and Kinch Hoekstra (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes, Oxford University Press, 2016, 649pp., $150.00 (hbk),
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2016.11.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A.P. Martinich and Kinch Hoekstra (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes, Oxford University Press, 2016, 649pp., $150.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199791941. Reviewed by Marcus P. Adams, State University of New York at Albany This book represents a significant contribution to scholarship on Hobbes. It is impressive in both breadth and depth, with twenty-six essays devoted to various aspects of Hobbes's thought. A.P. Martinich notes in his introduction that the goal of the book is neither to be comprehensive nor to review the secondary literature; rather, the objective is "advance the study of Hobbes's thought" (p. 1). Overall, the essays are of high quality and the group of authors, composed of historians of philosophy, political theorists, and historians of ideas, among others, is representative of the best of contemporary scholarship on Hobbes. The book has five parts: Logic and Natural Philosophy (Part I), Human. . .

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