Hobbes and Descartes on Anthropology: Is There a Debt of Hobbesian Anthropology to L’Homme?

  • Arnaud MilaneseEmail author
Part of the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 43)


Hobbes didn’t know L’Homme of Descartes when he outlined his materialism, and controversies that opposed them (on optics and Meditationes) did not directly relate to physiology. However, this was probably the area where they were the closest. That’s why we here propose to trace the scheme of the Hobbesian physiology and its sources to estimate to what extent they are related or not to Descartes, or whether (which we support here) they seek common sources.


French Translation Hall Group Materialist Thinker Hobbesian Statement Immaterial Soul 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ENS de LyonCNRS (Triangle – UMR 5206)LyonFrance

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