Thomas Hobbes

1588 - 1679

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Thomas Hobbes was an English scholar and amateur mathematician who wrote on optics and on geometry. He attacked the 'new' methods of mathematical analysis.
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List of References (35 books/articles)

Some Quotations (9)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Aubrey's Brief Lives entry

Honours awarded to Thomas Hobbes
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. E Hochberger
  3. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  1. The Galileo Project
  2. Oregon State
  3. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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