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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes; C B Macpherson
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1985.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The renowned work by the English political philosopher examines the structure of society and legitimate government, arguing for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hobbes; C B Macpherson
ISBN: 0140431950 9780140431957
OCLC Number: 53392300
Notes: "Originally published: 1651. Published in Pelican books 1968. Reprinted in the Penguin English Library 1981. Reprinted in Penguin classics 1985"--Title page verso.
Description: 728 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes --
Epistle dedicatory --
The contents of the chapters --
The introduction --
Part I. Of man --
Part II. Of common-wealth --
Part III. Of a Christian common-wealth --
Part IV. Of the kingdome of darknesse --
A review and conclusion.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Thomas Hobbes ; edited with an introduction by C.B. Macpherson.

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Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, the author formulates the case for a powerful sovereign or 'Leviathan' to enforce peace and the law, substituting security for the  Read more...

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