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In their substantial introduction, the editors examine all previous editions of Leviathan, throwing light on its history, calling into question the assumptions of previous editors, and thus providing an entirely new picture of its production. ...Continua
Ha scritto il 10/03/10
Against the state of nature
In the state of nature, Thomas Hobbes argues, we will live in "continuall feare, and danger of violent death; And the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short."The Leviathan was published in 1651, shortly after Charles I of England ...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/08/09
small older hb
Ha scritto il 01/08/08
No absolute values common to everyone
Hobbes has often been described as a philosopher legitimising absolutism. This perception is deceptive because it ignores the axiom from which the English philosopher departs: there are no absolute values common for everyone. His consideration
Ha scritto il 26/07/07
Thought provoking classic essay by Thomas Hobbes regarding the relationship of government to the society which upholds it. Just a note on this particular edition - Norton did not include a good 1/3 of the original text (mostly concerning the ...Continua
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