Matter, motion and cause

Authored by: George MacDonald Ross

The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics

Print publication date:  April  2009
Online publication date:  April  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415396318
eBook ISBN: 9780203879306
Adobe ISBN: 9781134155866


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Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) is now known mainly as a political philosopher; but in his lifetime, he was equally famous as a metaphysician and natural philosopher. Along with others such as Descartes, Mersenne and Gassendi, he was in the vanguard of the modern movement which swept away the scholastic world view in the middle of the seventeenth century.

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