Leviathan

Leviathan

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by Thomas Hobbes
     
 

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The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by… See more details below

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The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided government.

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ISBN-13:
2940148146544
Publisher:
Mike Morley
Publication date:
01/14/2014
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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