THOMAS HOBBES (1588 - 1679)


  • International Hobbes Association


  • Thomas Hobbes and the Modern State: a 21st Century Interdisciplinary Perspective, Max Weber Programme, European University Institute, March 30, 2011

  • Justice and Promising: Hume and Hobbes, Institute of Philosophy, University of London, March 23, 2007


  • Hobbes Studies



  • Anthologies:

    • Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes.  26 Vols (projected).  Oxford: Clarendon, 1983-.

      • Writings on Common Law and Hereditary Right.  Ed. Alan Cromartie and Quentin Skinner.  2005.

      • Correspondence.  2 Vols.  Ed. Noel Malcolm.  1994.

      • De Cive.  Ed. Howard Warrender.  1983.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Behemoth.  1668.  Pub. 1682.

    • De Corpore.  1665.

    • De Homine.  1658.

    • On Matter.  1656.

    • The Questions Concerning Liberty, Necessity and Chance.  1656.

    • Of Liberty and Necessity.  1654.

    • Leviathan.  1651.

      • Ed. J. C. A. Gaskin.  Oxford: OUP, 1998.

      • Ed. C. B. Macpherson.  Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968.

    • "Answer to Davenant's Preface to Gondibert".  1650.

      • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.  200-204.

    • Human Nature.  1650.

    • De Cive.  1642.

      • Ed. Richard Tuck and Michael Silverthorne.  Cambridge: CUP, 1998

    • Elements of Law, Natural and Politic.  1640.

    • Elements of Philosophy.




  • Anthologies:

    • Harwood, John, ed.  The Rhetorics of Thomas Hobbes and Bernard Lamy.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1986.

    • Sorrell, Tom, ed.  Cambridge Companion to Hobbes.  Cambridge: CUP, 1996.

    • Springborg, Patricia, ed.  Cambridge Companion to Hobbes's Leviathan.  Cambridge: CUP, 2007.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Feldman, Karen S.  Binding Words: Conscience and Rhetoric in Hobbes, Hegel, and Heidegger.  Topics In Historical Philosophy Series. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2006.

    • Finn, Stephen J.  Hobbes: a Guide for the Perplexed.  London: Continuum, 2007.

    • Finn, Stephen J.  Thomas Hobbes and the Politics of Natural Philosophy.  London: Continuum, 2006.

    • Frost, Samantha.  Lessons from a Materialist Thinker: Hobbesian Reflections on Ethics and Politics.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2008.

    • Gert, Bernard.  Hobbes: Prince of Peace.  Cambridge: Polity, 2010.

    • Harrison, Ross.  Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: an Examination of Seventeenth Century Philosophy.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.

    • Johnston, David.  The Rhetoric of Leviathan Princeton: Princeton UP, 1986.
    • Lloyd, Sharon A.  Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: Cases in the Law of Nature.  Cambridge: CUP, 2009.

    • Lloyd, Sharon A.  Ideals as Interests in Hobbes's Leviathan

    • Martinich, Aloysius P.  Hobbes.  London: Routledge, 2005.

    • Martinich, Aloysius P.  Thomas Hobbes.  New York: St. Martin's, 1997.

    • Mintz, Samuel I.  The Hunting of Leviathan: Seventeenth-Century Reactions to the Materialism and Moral Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes.  St. Augustine, 1997.

    • Oakeshott, Michael.  Hobbes on Civil Association.  Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1975.

    • Pettit, Philip.  Made with Words: Hobbes on Language, Mind, and Politics.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2008.
    • Prokhovnik, Raia.  Rhetoric and Philosophy in Hobbes’ LeviathanNew York: Garland, 1991.
    • Skinner, Quentin.  Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes.  Cambridge: CUP, 1997.

    • Sommerville, Johann P.  Thomas Hobbes: Political Ideas in Historical ContextLondon: , 1992.
    • Sorrell, Tom.  "Hobbes’s Persuasive Civil Science."  Philosophical Quarterly 40 (1990): .
    • Sorrell, Tom.  "Hobbes’s UnAristotelian Political Rhetoric."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 23 (1990): .
    • Tuck, Richard.  Hobbes.  Oxford: OUP, 1989.

    • Warrender, Howard.  The Political Philosophy of Hobbes.  Oxford: OUP, 1957.

    • Woolhouse, R. S.  "Thomas Hobbes."  The EmpiricistsVol. 5 of Oxford History of PhilosophyOxford: OUP, 1988.  27-.

    • Zagorin, Perez.  Hobbes and the Law of Nature.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2009.




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