Squaring the circle: Hobbes on philosophy and geometry

Alexander Bird

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Hobbes' geometrical disputes are significant since they highlight several important strands in his thought - issues concerning the right to make definitions, his anti-clericalism, the marker's knowledge argument and his objections to algebra. These are examined, and the foundational position, according to Hobbes, of geometry in relation to philosophy, science and technology explained and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-231
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the History of Ideas
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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