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Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas Hobbes; J C A Gaskin
|Description:||lv, 508 p. ; 20 cm.|
|Series Title:||World's classics.|
|Responsibility:||Thomas Hobbes ; edited with an introduction by J.C.A. Gaskin.|
The compact involves giving up some of our natural freedom to a sovereign power which will enforce the laws of peace on all citizens. Hobbes also analyses the subversive forces - religion, ambition, private conscience - that threaten to destroy the body politic, Leviathan itself, and return us to the state of war.
. This new edition reproduces the first printed text, retaining the original punctuation but modernizing the spelling, and incorporating the corrections found in the best copies. It offers exceptionally thorough and useful annotation, and introduction that guides the reader through the complexities of Hobbes's arguments, and a substantial index.