Written by Thomas Hobbes and first published in 1651, Leviathan is widely considered the greatest work of political philosophy ever composed in the English language. Hobbes's central argument-that human beings are first and foremost concerned with their own fears and desires, and that they must relinquish basic freedoms in order to maintain a peaceful society-has found new adherents and critics in every generation. This new edition, which uses modern text and relies on large-sheet copies from the 1651 Head version, includes interpretive essays by four leading Hobbes scholars: John Dunn, David Dyzenhaus, Elisabeth Ellis, and Bryan Garsten. Taken together with Ian Shapiro's wide-ranging introduction, they provide fresh and varied interpretations of Leviathan for our time.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 38 mm
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I didn't read the whole book - I intended to, but when Hobbes starting getting into the Holy side of things I was lost. Religion confuses me, and I'm not ready to learn. But what I was really interested in... More
“Complicated but good!”
Try to pick out particular quotes to use rather than read the whole thing, as it is difficult to read.
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