Author:Thomas Hobbes

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Thomas Hobbes
English philosopher, major work the 1651 book Leviathan on political philosophy.
The list of works below is based upon Thomas Hobbes, a bibliography (1952), by Hugh Macdonald
Thomas Hobbes


  • (tr.) Eight bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre (1629), by Thucydides, (external scan)
  • De Mirabilibus Pecci (1636)
    • (tr.) De Mirabilibus Pecci: being the Wonders of the Peak in Darby-shire commonly called the Devil's Arse of Peak (1678)
  • A Breefe of Aristotle's Rhetorick [1637] (external scan)
  • Objectiones ad Cartesii Meditationes (1641)
    • (tr.) Six Metaphysical Meditations (1680)
  • Elementorum Philosophiae Sectio Tertia De Cive (1642)
  • "Preface to Ballistica" in Cogitata Physico-Mathematica (1644) by Marin Mersenne
  • "Preface to Tractatus Opticus" in Cogitata Physico-Mathematica (1644) by Mersenne
  • Human Nature, or the Fundamental Elements of Policy (1650)
  • De Corpore Politico. Or the Elements of Law, Moral & Politick (1650)
  • "The Answer of Mr. Hobbes to Sir William D'Avenant's Preface before Gondibert", in Gondibert: An Heroick Poem (1651), by William Davenant
  • Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power Of A Common-wealth Ecclesiasticall And Civill (1651) (external scan)
  • Of Liberty and Necessity (1654)
  • An Answer to a Book published by Dr. Bramhall, late Bishop of Derry, called "The Catching of the Leviathan" (1682), but written in 1668
  • Elementorum Philosophiæ sectio prima. De Corpore (1655)
    • (tr.) Elements of Philosophy, the First Section, Concerning Body. Written in Latine by Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. and Now Translated Into English. To which are added Six Lessons to the Professors of Mathematicks of the Institution of Sir Henry Savile, in the University of Oxford (1656) (external scan)
  • Στίγμαι Ἀγεωμετρίας Ἀγροικίας Ἀντιπολιτείας Ἀμαθείας, or Marks of the Absurd Geometry, Rural Language, Scottish Church Politics, and Barbarisms of John Wallis (1657)
  • Elementorum Philosophiæ, sectio secunda de Homine (1658)
  • Examinatio et emendatio Mathematicæ Hodiernæ, qualis explicatur in libris Johannis Wallisii, Geometriæ Professoris Saviliana in Academia Oxoniensi, Distributa in sex Dialogos (1660)
  • Dialogus Physicus sive de Natura Aeris Conjectura sumpta ab Experimentis nuper Londini habitis in Collegio Greshamensi Item De Duplicatione Cubi (1661)
  • Problemata Physica (1662)
    • (tr.) Seven Philosophical Problems, and Two Propositions of Geometry (1682)
  • Mr. Hobbes considered in His Loyalty, Religion, Reputation, and Manners, by way of Letter to Dr Wallis (1662) (external scan)
  • De Principiis et Ratiocinatione Geometrarum (1666)
  • "To the Honourable Edward Howard, Esq; on his intended Impression of his Poem Of the British Princes", in The British Princes: An Heroick Poem (1669), by Edward Howard
  • Quadratura Circuli; Cubatio Sphæræ; Duplicatio Cubi breviter demonstrata (1669)
  • Quadratura Circuli; Cubatio Sphæræ; Duplicatio Cubi, una cum Responsione ad objectiones Geometriæ Professoris Saviliani Oxoniæ editas (1669)
  • To the Right Honourable and othrs, the Learned Members of the Royal Society, for the Advancement of the Sciences Presenteth to your Consideration, your most humble servant Thomas Hobbes, a Confutation of a Theoreme which hath along time passed for Truth; to the_great hinderance of Geometry .... (1671)
  • To the Right Honourable and othrs, the Learned Members of the Royal Society, for the Advancement of the Sciences Presenteth to your Consideration, your most humble servant Thomas Hobbes, two Propositions . . . (1671)
  • Three Papers presented to the Royal Society against Dr. Wallis, with Considerations on Dr. Wallis his Answer to them (1671)
  • Rosetum Geometricum (1671)
    • (tr.) "A Garden of Geometrical Roses; or Some Propositions Being Hitherto Hid", in Mellificium Mensionis: or, the Marrow of Measuring (1682), by Venterus Mandey (external scan)
  • Lux Mathematica: excussa Collisionibus Johannis Wallisii et Thomæ Hobbesii (1672)
  • The Travels of Ulysses; As They Were Related by Himself in Homer's Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Books of His Odysses, to Alcinous King of Phæacia (1673) [partial translation of the Odyssey]
  • Epistola Thomæ Hobbes Malmsburiensis ad Dominum Antonium à Wood authorum Historiæ & Antiquitatum Universitatis Oxoniensis (1674)
  • Principia et Problemata aliquot Geometrica, ante desperata nunc breviter explicata (1674)
    • (tr.) "Some Principles and Problems in Geometry Thought Formerly Desperate; Now Briefly Explained and Demonstrated", in Mellificium Mensionis: or, the Marrow of Measuring (1682), by Venterus Mandey (external scan)
  • Homer's Odysses. Translated by Tho. Hobbes of Malmesbury. With a Large Preface Concerning the Vertues of an Heroique Poem (1675) [complete translation of the Odyssey]
  • Homer's Iliads in English (1676), by Homer
  • Decameron Physiologicum, or Ten Dialogues of Natural Philosophy (1678)
  • The History of the Civil Wars of England from the Year 1640, to 1660 (1679)
  • Thomæ Hobbesii Malmesburiensis Vita (1679)
    • The Life of Mr. Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Written by Himself in a Latine Poem and now Translated into English (1680) (external scan)
  • The Last Sayings, or Dying Legacy of Mr. Thomas Hobbs of Malmesbury, who Departed this Life on Thursday, Decemb. 4. 1679 (1680)
  • An Historical Narration concerning Heresie and the Punishment thereof (1680)
  • "Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Law of England", in The Art of Rhetoric, with a Discourse of the Laws of England(1681)
  • Historia Ecclesiastica, Carmine Elegiaco concinnata, (1688)
    • (tr.) A True Ecclesiastical History, from Moses, to the Time of Martin Luther, in Verse (1722)

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