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The Works of Thomas Hobbes By Thomas Hobbes
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This collection has all of the following works: Leviathan Behemoth: The History Of The Causes Of The Civil Wars Of England, And Of The Counsels And Artifices By Which They Were Carried On From The... More > Year 1640 To The Year 1660 The Art Of Rhetoric and The Art Of Sophistry A Dialogue Between A Philosopher & A Student Of The Common Laws Of England.< Less
Syntactic Analyses 100: The Leviathan (Thomas Hobbes) By Thomas Hobbes
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Essays on Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan By Tyler Buchan
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Essays on Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan presents a diverse range of compositions that are reflective of the breadth of Hobbes' thought. They cover topics from innate ideas, to the state of nature, taxes,... More > justice, equality, metaphor, felicity and happiness, and personal liberty and sovereign authority. In addition, there are essays that introduce Plato, Aristotle, Rene Descartes and William Shakespeare into their analysis to further compliment this exploration of Hobbes' text.< Less
Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly called Leviathan, is a book written by Thomas Hobbes which was published in 1651. It is titled after... More > the biblical Leviathan. The book concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory.< Less
Behemoth: The History of the Causes of the Civil Wars of England, and of the Counsels and Artifices by Which They Were Carried on from the Year 1640 to the Year 1660 By Thomas Hobbes
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Behemoth, full title Behemoth: the history of the causes of the civil wars of England, and of the counsels and artifices by which they were carried on from the year 1640 to the year 1660, also known... More > as The Long Parliament, is a book written by Thomas Hobbes discussing the English Civil War. Published posthumously in 1681, it was written in 1668, but remained unpublished at the request of Charles II of England.< Less
Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan — is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate... More > government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory.[1] The publisher was Andrew Crooke, partner in Andrew Crooke and William Cooke. Leviathan ranks high as a classical western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince and is one of a number of related works incident upon the crisis of the English state framework of the time.< Less
Leviathan or the Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil By Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil — commonly referred to as Leviathan — is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and... More > published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all") could only be averted by strong central government.< Less
A Dialogue Between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England By Thomas Hobbes
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Hobbes was a champion of absolutism for the sovereign but he also developed some of the fundamentals of European liberal thought: the right of the individual; the natural equality of all men; the... More > artificial character of the political order (which led to the later distinction between civil society and the state); the view that all legitimate political power must be "representative" and based on the consent of the people; and a liberal interpretation of law which leaves people free to do whatever the law does not explicitly forbid. He was one of the founders of modern political philosophy.< Less
The Art of Rhetoric and the Art of Sophistry By Thomas Hobbes
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Hobbes was a champion of absolutism for the sovereign but he also developed some of the fundamentals of European liberal thought: the right of the individual; the natural equality of all men; the... More > artificial character of the political order (which led to the later distinction between civil society and the state); the view that all legitimate political power must be "representative" and based on the consent of the people; and a liberal interpretation of law which leaves people free to do whatever the law does not explicitly forbid. He was one of the founders of modern political philosophy.< Less
Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes
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Hobbes attempts an analysis of society from first principles, beginning with Man and the Senses. He develops this in a sequence of definitions (for example: Imagination is "nothing but decaying... More > sense" and is the same as Memory). He points out the Necessity of Definitions, which is a hint that he is attempting an axiomatisation of political philosophy in line with the programme of geometry. He defines various passions in an unsentimental way: e.g. "But whatsoever is the object of any man's appetite or desire, that is it which he for his part calleth good; and the object of his hate and aversion, evil; and of his contempt, vile and inconsiderable. For these words of good, evil, and contemptible are ever used with relation to the person that useth them: there being nothing simply and absolutely so; nor any common rule of good and evil to be taken from the nature of the objects themselves…".< Less