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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Minola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2012.
Series: Dover philosophical classics.; Dover books on Western philosophy.
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Thomas Hobbes took a new look at the ways in which society should function, and he ended up formulating the concept of political science. His crowning achievement, Leviathan, remains among the greatest works in the history of ideas. Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hobbes
ISBN: 1306339111 9781306339117 9780486122144 048612214X
OCLC Number: 868275710
Description: 1 online resource (408 pages) : 1 illustration.
Series Title: Dover philosophical classics.; Dover books on Western philosophy.
Responsibility: Thomas Hobbes.

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Thomas Hobbes took a new look at the ways in which society should function, and he ended up formulating the concept of political science. His crowning achievement, Leviathan, remains among the greatest works in the history of ideas. Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world. An outspoken royalist, Hobbes fled to France during the English civil war, where he wrote this polemic, in which he calls for a powerful sovereign-a "Leviathan"-to act as an enforcer of peace and justice. Hobbes' articulation of this long-contemplated philosophy of political and natural science was finally published in 1651, two years after the overthrow and execution of Charles I. It met with a firestorm of controversy that included charges of treason and sedition. This edition of Hobbes' landmark work is based on the original text. It incorporates the author's own corrections and retains the period spelling and punctuation, offering both flavorful authenticity and the utmost clarity of expression.

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