Abstract

Although there has been much discussion of the reception of Hobbes’s work, Hobbes’s response to his own reception has rarely received much consideration. This article looks at Hobbes’s engagements with his critics. Far from being rearguard actions by a philosopher under siege, or disingenuous attempts to curry favour with those in power, they can be read as moments when Hobbes in fact sought to convert what he saw as the “truth of speculation into the utility of practice.”

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3222
Print ISSN
0022-5037
Pages
pp. 289-300
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-29
Open Access
No
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