Leviathan or the Matter, Forme, and Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill: A Politics, Philosophy Classic By Thomas Hobbes! AAA+++

Leviathan or the Matter, Forme, and Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill: A Politics, Philosophy Classic By Thomas Hobbes! AAA+++

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Leviathan was written during the English Civil war; much of the book is occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war. Any abuses of power by this authority are to be accepted as the price of peace. In particular, the doctrine of separation of powers is rejected: the sovereign must control civil,…  See more details below

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Leviathan was written during the English Civil war; much of the book is occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war. Any abuses of power by this authority are to be accepted as the price of peace. In particular, the doctrine of separation of powers is rejected: the sovereign must control civil, military, judicial and ecclesiastical powers.

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ISBN-13:
2940015990782
Publisher:
BDP
Publication date:
02/02/2013
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NOOK Book
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497 KB

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