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Leviathan

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Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
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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, focusing on security instead of the anarchic freedom he believed humanity would otherwise choose. This view shocked many of his contemporaries and the work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy. In his rejection of Aristotle's view of man as a naturally social being, and his analysis of the ways in which society can and should function, Hobbes began a new form of political science.

Author Biography

Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679) is an English philosopher and political theorist, one of the first modern Western thinkers to provide a secular justification for the political state. Regarded as an important early influence on the philosophical doctrine of utilitarianism, Hobbes also contributed to modern psychology and laid the foundations of modern sociology. C.B. MacPherson was Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto.
Release date NZ
November 19th, 1981
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Contributor
Edited by C MacPherson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
736
Dimensions
128x201x32
ISBN-13
9780140431957
Product ID
1660383

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