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  • In his Answer to Bishop Bramhall, Hobbes describes God as a “corporeal spirit” (Hobbes 1662, 4.306).

  • General introductions include Tom Sorell, Hobbes (1986, reissued 1999); and Richard Tuck, Hobbes (1989).

  • But even if the Zabarella-Galileo-Hobbes story is hard to support, there are other ways in which Hobbes might have learned of Zabarella’s work.

  • However, both then go straight on to introduce another role for names, as signs to the hearer of the speaker’s thoughts (Hobbes 1651, 4.3; Hobbes 1655, 2.2–5).

  • Hobbes is a nominalist: he believes that the only universal things are names (Hobbes 1640, 5.6–7; Hobbes 1651, 4.6–8; Hobbes 1655, 2.9).

  • For example, Hobbes describes dreams as “the imaginations of them that sleep” (Hobbes 1651: 90), and imagination as a “decaying sense” (Hobbes 1651: 88).

  • However, in its attempts to rescue Hobbes from a version of the so-called naturalistic fallacy, the disunified account fails to take seriously Hobbes’ claims about the unity of his philosophy.

  • Hobbes elsewhere claims that Aristotle thinks that “the human soul, separated from man, subsists by itself”, so presumably has Aristotle and Aristotelians in mind as targets (Hobbes 1668b, 46.17).

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  • We have seen already Hobbes’ commitment to knowing through the causes, but the complete passage from De Corpore VI.1 provides further detail about Hobbes’ views on the two types of knowledge, as follows:

  • There is no deduction anywhere offered within Hobbes’ actual explanatory practice that would give reason to think that Hobbes understood the use of these principles from elsewhere in the work in that way.

  • This section will discuss these three approaches to understanding how the parts of Hobbes’ system fit with one another and then provide an example of an explanation in Hobbes’ natural philosophy from De Corpore XXV.

  • Although some contemporaries saw promise in Hobbes’ optics, such as Mersenne, who published Hobbes’ work in this area in 1644 in Ballistica, in the years following the publication of Leviathan Hobbes’ pursuits apart from political philosophy were taken less seriously.


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    - English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)

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