THOMAS WHITE'S DE MUNDO EXAMINED, by Thomas Hobbes; tr:Harold Whitmore Jones - 1976
Thomas White's "De Mundo" Examined
by Thomas Hobbes
translated by Harold Whitmore Jones
This translation is produced in collaboration with the French publisher of the original Latin text edited by J. Jacquot and the present translator. Appendix features illustrations of the geometric figures referenced in the text. 518 pages. 6.25" by 9.5".
Published by Bradford University Press in association with Crosby Lockwood Staples. London, UK. 1976.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with a VERY GOOD DJ.
- ISBN: 0258970014
- Burgundy cloth covers remain free of major signs of age or wear.
- Boards exhibit faint scuffing and bumped lower corners.
- Spine features gilt lettering and design detail and remains square and firm with only very mild rubbing to small portions of the ends.
- Binding is firm, hinges are tight.
- As stated, the lower corners of the boards are bumped which has lead to creases to the respective pastedowns.
- Illustrations are present and fully intact.
- Interior is free of apparent age-toning; creases to areas of the lower corners.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Textblock top edge is dyed solid red which appears to be fading in the portion near the spine while the remaining edges are subtly darkened.
- DJ is gently age-toned, primarily along the perimeter; spine aspect is darkened and rubbed with mild creases along the edges.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), English philosopher, has long been famous, and notorious, for his views on man as an individual and on men in society.
Here, at a time when the greater part of his own works is still unpublished, Hobbes seizes upon Thomas White's De Mundo and subjects it to detailed scrutiny, adding material of his own. Most of his interests are represented, notably mathematics, optics, navigation, astronomy and theology; the reader is enabled to trace the development of Hobbe's own philosophical system through his arguments on matter and motion, on philosophical procedure, on politics and religion.
Thomas White (1593–1676) was an English Roman Catholic priest and scholar, known as a theologian, censured by the Inquisition, and also as a philosopher contributing to scientific and political debates.
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