Leviathan: Or the Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclasiasticall and Civil (Paperback)
  • Leviathan: Or the Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclasiasticall and Civil (Paperback)

Leviathan: Or the Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclasiasticall and Civil (Paperback)

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To read Hobbes on his own terms is to discover a provocative rival to contemporary perspectives on morals and politics, one that challenges widely shared assumptions about the roots of our rights and calls into question common conclusions about the scope of political authority in a society based on the consent of the governed. At the same time, it is to encounter a complement to contemporary perspectives on the liberal state, one that offers a distinctive and powerful basis for the political order that conforms to reason and secures the conditions under which human beings with differing conceptions of the best life can pursue happiness as they each understand it.

Publisher: Regnery Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781596980815

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“Complicated but good!”

Try to pick out particular quotes to use rather than read the whole thing, as it is difficult to read.

Paperback edition
9th May 2013
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“Part review”

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

Paperback edition
27th October 2011
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