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Burns, Timothy W.:
Leo Strauss on the origins of Hobbes's naturalscience and its relation to the challenge of divine Revelation

In: Reorientation : Leo Strauss in the 1930s  / edited by Martin D. Yaffe and Richard S. Ruderman. - New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014: [131]-156. - (Recovering political philosophy)

Mention of Spinoza: 131-136, 138-139

Literature type: Articles
Language: English
Thematic areas: Philosophy of nature, Philosophy of politics and law, Previous history (e.g. Descartes, Stoicism), Comparison of theories
Subject (individuals): Hobbes, Thomas

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English commentary: "... while Spinoza had remained a metaphysical or systematic materialist, Strauss was persuaded by Tönnies's argument that Hobbes's natural philosophy is not "a materialist physics" but instead the "foundation of modern natural science." (p. 133)
"...Hobbes grasps what Spinoza denies or obscures - the degree to which modern rationalism rests on the hope in progress of th human mind" (p. 139).

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