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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes; Aloysius Martinich; Brian Battiste
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©2011.
Series: Broadview editions.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Internationally renowned Hobbes scholar A.P. Martinich has produced the definitive version of Leviathan for student use. Handsomely turned out by Broadview Press, this edition features a highly informative introduction, a brief chronology of Hobbes's life, as well as some useful notes on the text itself. Of special value are seven appendices drawn from the writings of contemporary critics of Hobbes's thought,
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hobbes; Aloysius Martinich; Brian Battiste
ISBN: 9781554810031 1554810035
OCLC Number: 559835539
Description: 695 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Broadview editions.
Responsibility: Thomas Hobbes ; edited by A.P. Martinich and Brian Battiste.
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"Internationally renowned Hobbes scholar A.P. Martinich has produced the definitive version of Leviathan for student use. Handsomely turned out by Broadview Press, this edition features a highly informative introduction, a brief chronology of Hobbes's life, as well as some useful notes on the text itself. Of special value are seven appendices drawn from the writings of contemporary critics of Hobbes's thought, including Filmer, Lawson, Bramhall, Hyde, and others. Martinich has made a difficult but essential text as accessible to students as it is likely ever to become." George Wright, University of Wisconsin.

"An admirably accessible edition of Hobbes's masterpiece. The work is presented clearly, in its entirety, and with generous excerpts from Hobbes's formidable contemporary critics." Kinch Hoekstra, Balliol College, Oxford University.

"This very readable edition of Hobbes's Leviathan is an excellent resource for students of political philosophy and its history. The collection of published responses to Leviathan by some of Hobbes's most prominent contemporaries provides insight into the historical context in which he was writing, and philosophically challenging commentary on this great work of political philosophy." Thomas Chrstiano, University of Arizona.

Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan is the greatest work of political philosophy in English and the first great work of philosophy in English. Beginning with premises that were sometimes controversial, such as that every human action is caused by the agent's desire for his own good, Hobbes derived shocking conclusions, such as that the civil government enjoys absolute control over its citizens and that the sovereign has the right to determine which religion is to be practiced in a commonwealth. Hobbes's contemporaries recognized the power of the arguments in Leviathan and many of them wrote responses to it; selections by John Bramhall, Robert Filmer, Edward Hyde, George Lawson, William Lucy, Samuel Pufendorf, and Thomas Tenison are included in this edition.

In this revised Broadview Edition of Hobbes's classic work, A.P. Martinich and Brian Battiste modernize Hobbes's punctuation for the sake of clarity. They have also added new notes for readers, extensive cross-references, and a substantial part of Hobbes's reply to Bramhall's The Catching of Leviathan. --Book Jacket.

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