Preface. Karl Schuhmann, 19 March 1941 - 18 March 2003. Francis Bacon und Hobbes' Widmungsbrief zu De Cive. Gedankenschnelle und Himmelflug: einige hermetische Motive bei Hobbes. Methodenfragen bei Spinoza und Hobbes: zum Problem des Einflusses. Zur Entstehung des neuzeitlichen Zeitbegriffs: Telesio, Patrizi, Gassendi. Telesio's Concept of Matter. Le concepte de l'espace chez Telesio. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola und der Hermetismus: Vom Mitstreiter zum Gegner. Francesco Patrizi und die hermetische Philosophie. La notion de loi chez Hobbes. Hobbes and the Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle. Hobbes und Gassendi. Le Short Tract, Première oeuvre philosophique de Hobbes. Karl Schuhmann - Bibliography (December 2003). Index.
-Selected papers on Renaissance philosophy and on Thomas Hobbes offers the best work in these fields by the acclaimed historian of philosophy, Karl Schuhmann (1941-2003), displaying the extraordinary range and depth of his unique scholarship,
-Topics covered include Renaissance philosophy of nature; the development of the notion of time in early modern philosophy; Telesio's concept of space; Hermetic influences on Pico, Patrizi and Hobbes; Hobbes's Short Tract; Spinoza and Hobbes; Hobbes's political philosophy,
-This book brings together, in chronological arrangement, twelve papers. Though these were published before in some form, several were not easily accessible so far,
-All articles have been edited in accordance with the author's wishes, and incorporate his later additions and corrections
Offers the best work in these fields by the acclaimed historian of philosophy, Karl Schuhmann (1941-2003), displaying the extraordinary range and depth of his unique scholarship