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Leviathan (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Its appeal to the twentieth century lies not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace. Its argument that the state of nature, in which life is 'nasty, brutish and short (and patriarchal), is important, but so too is its systematic analysis of power, and its convincing apologia for the then emergent market society in which we still live.

Synopsis:

Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, "Leviathan" is an ambitious work of philosophy. Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, Thomas Hobbes formulates the case for a powerful sovereign - or "Leviathan" - to enforce peace and the law.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140431957
Editor:
MacPherson, C. B.
Author:
MacPherson, C. B.
Author:
Hobbes, Thomas
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
State, the
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
19820231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
7.78x5.28x1.30 in. 1.13 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, "Leviathan" is an ambitious work of philosophy. Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, Thomas Hobbes formulates the case for a powerful sovereign - or "Leviathan" - to enforce peace and the law.
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