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Sorell, Tom

Works: 58 works in 404 publications in 9 languages and 15,975 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Publishing director, edc
Classifications: B1875, 194
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Most widely held works by Tom Sorell
Descartes by Tom Sorell( Book )

71 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Descartes did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, psychology, and optics. In this book Tom Sorell shows that Descartes was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of a new mathematical approach to physics, and that he developed his metaphysics to support his programme in the sciences."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Hobbes by Tom Sorell( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was as a political thinker that Thomas Hobbes first came to prominence, and it is as a political theorist that he is most studied today. Yet the range of his writings extends well beyond morals and politics. Hobbes had distinctive views in metaphysics and epistemology, and wrote about such subjects as history, law, and religion. He also produced full-scale treatises in physics, optics, and geometry. All of these areas are covered in this Companion, most in considerable detail. The volume also reflects the multidisciplinary nature of current Hobbes scholarship by drawing together perspectives that are now being developed in parallel by philosophers, historians of science and mathematics, intellectual historians, political scientists, and literary theorists
Scientism : philosophy and the infatuation with science by Tom Sorell( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientism is the belief that science, especially natural science, is the most valuable part of our culture. Although not confined to philosophers, it is from Bacon and Descartes up to the naturalized epistemology of Quine that the clearest statements of the scientistic attitude are to be found. This book shows how Western philosophy has been dominated by an identification with the aims of science and the rationality of its methods. This has resulted in attempts to either dismiss the unscientific or to put it on a scientific footing. The author criticizes this scientific view of philosophy, wishing not to devalue science but to increase the value placed on the arts and humanities. He insists that philosophy is not a science and condemns recent attempts "in the name of naturalism" to revive the project of a scientific philosophy
Hobbes by Tom Sorell( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Moral theory and capital punishment by Tom Sorell( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forms part of an Open University course, A310, Life and death."
The Rise of modern philosophy : the tension between the new and traditional philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Modern' philosophy in the West is said to have begun with Bacon and Descartes. Their methodological and metaphysical writings, in conjunction with the discoveries that marked the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, are supposed to have interred both Aristotelian and scholastic science and the philosophy that supported it. But did the new or 'modern' philosophy effect a complete break with what preceded it? Were Bacon and Descartes untainted by scholastic influences? The theme of this book is that the new and traditional philosophies have more in common than the orthodox account suggests." "In two survey articles and thirteen essays on individual philosophers, the contributors show that the rise of modern philosophy was much more complicated and much more interesting than is usually thought. They consider not only metaphysics and the sciences but also the claims of Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Spinoza to have invented 'modern' ethics and politics. These two aspects of 'modernity' in philosophy are connected for the first time. The book offers a broad view of the early modern philosophers, covering not only the much-studied major figures but also relatively neglected writers: Mersenne, Gassendi, White, and Sergeant."--BOOK JACKET
Analytic philosophy and history of philosophy( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, ten distinguished historians of philosophy, mostly trained in the analytic tradition, explore the tensions between, and the possibilities of reconciling, analytic philosophy and history of philosophy."--Jacket
Descartes' Meditations : background source materials( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No single text has more importance for the history of philosophy than Descartes' Meditations. This unique collection of background material has been translated from the original French and Latin. The texts gathered here illustrate the kinds of principles, assumptions, and philosophical methods that were commonplace when Descartes was developing his ideas."--Jacket
Descartes reinvented by Tom Sorell( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridging the gap between history of philosophy and analytic philosophy, Sorell also shows for the first time how some contemporary analytic philosophy is deeply Cartesian, despite its outward hostility to Cartesianism."--Jacket
Moral theory and anomaly by Tom Sorell( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moral Theory and Anomaly considers and rejects the claim that moral theory is too Utopian to apply properly to worldly pursuits like political office-holding and business, and too patriarchal and speciesist to generate a theory of justice applicable to women and the non-human natural world."--BOOK JACKET. "This book brings together moral theory and applied ethics in an unusual way, and, while it is anti-sceptical, it does concede that there is likely to be only slow progress from the current state of conflict between mainstream utilitarian, Kantian and virtue theories to something better that makes their different insights cohere."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume is essential reading for anyone working in contemporary ethics and moral philosophy."--Jacket
Leviathan after 350 years( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorell and Foisneau bring together original essays which discuss Hobbes's masterpiece after three and a half centuries. They address three themes: its place in Hobbes' output; the connection between his psychology and his politics; and his views on the Bible and the Church
Business ethics by Tom Sorell( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobbes and history( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of scholarly essays explores the relation of Hobbes' work to history as a branch of learning
Insiders and outsiders in seventeenth-century philosophy( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeenth-century philosophy scholars come together in this volume to address the Insiders--Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, and Hobbes--and Outsiders--Gassendi, Digby, Gale, Cudworth and Malebranche--of the philosocial canon. Contrasting the Insiders' receptions with those of the Outsiders, this collection gives new insight into the history of philosophy
Emergencies and politics : a sober Hobbesian approach by Tom Sorell( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Tom Sorell argues that emergencies can justify types of action that would normally be regarded as wrong. Beginning with the ethics of emergencies facing individuals, he explores the range of effective and legitimate private emergency response and its relation to public institutions, such as national governments. He develops a theory of the response of governments to public emergencies which indicates the possibility of a democratic politics that is liberal but that takes seriously threats to life and limb from public disorder, crime or terrorism. Informed by Hobbes, Schmitt and Walzer, but substantially different from them, the book widens the justification for recourse to normally forbidden measures, without resorting to illiberal politics. This book will interest students of politics, philosophy, international relations and law"--
Health care, ethics and insurance( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health Care, Ethics and Insurance provides an essential survey of the key ethical issues in health insurance, providing valuable reading for students and teachers of business studies as well as health professionals
Scientia in early modern philosophy : seventeenth-century thinkers on demonstrative knowledge from first principles by Tom Sorell( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientia is the term that early modern philosophers applied to a certain kind of demonstrative knowledge, the kind whose starting points were appropriate first principles. In pre-modern philosophy, too, scientia was the name for demonstrative knowledge from first principles. But pre-modern and early modern conceptions differ systematically from one another. This book offers a variety of glimpses of this difference by exploring the works of individual philosophers as well as philosophical movements and groupings of the period. Some of the figures are transitional, falling neatly on neither side of the allegiances usually marked by the scholastic/modern distinction. Among the philosophers whose views on scientia are surveyed are Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Gassendi, Locke, and Jungius. The contributors are among the best-known and most influential historians of early modern philosophy
Microfinance, rights and global justice by Tom Sorell( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Microfinance - the practice of providing small loans to promote entrepreneurial activity among those with few or no financial assets - is increasingly seen as a sustainable means of aiding the global poor. Perhaps its most influential advocate, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, has claimed that there is a human right to microfinance, given its potential for poverty alleviation. This book directs critical philosophical attention at this very widely used and praised poverty-reducing measure. In chapters that discuss microfinance schemes and models around the world, internationally renowned contributors address important questions about both the positive impact of microfinance and cases of exploitation and repayment pressure. Exploring how far microfinance can or should be situated within broader concerns about justice, this volume sheds light on ethical issues that have so far received little systematic attention, and it advances discussion on new human rights, exploitation, and global justice"--Back cover
Leviathan between the wars : Hobbe's impact on early twentieth century political philosophy( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge by Tom Sorell( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Hobbes
Alternative Names
Sorell, T. 1951-

Sorell, Thomas Edward

Sorell, Thomas Edward 1951-

Sorell, Tom

Sorrell, Tom

The Cambridge companion to HobbesScientism : philosophy and the infatuation with scienceHobbesMoral theory and capital punishmentThe Rise of modern philosophy : the tension between the new and traditional philosophies from Machiavelli to LeibnizAnalytic philosophy and history of philosophyDescartes' Meditations : background source materialsDescartes reinvented