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Response to commentaries on Made with Words

Pettit, Philip


This reply argues five points, in response to the commentaries on my book, "Made with Words". First, that Hobbes's theory of language may have supported his materialism, as his materialism supported the theory of language. Second, that for Hobbes legal penalties as such do not take from freedom, only legal obligations. Third, that his emphasis on maker's knowledge explains his theory of a priori demonstrable knowledge and, in particular, the importance he gives to definitions. Fourth, that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Hobbes Studies
DOI: 10.1163/092158909X12452520755676


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