Leviathan

Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory.

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 situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all") could only be averted by strong central government.

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ISBN-13: 9781439104811
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
File size: 2 MB

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy and a scholar, philosopher, and the author of several books on political and religious philosophy. Leviathan is considered Hobbes's principal and most influential work.

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The Leviathan 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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This copy is very hard to read because the OCR mistook many letters for other ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
boring, lengthy, hard to understand old english
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