Leviathan (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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A masterly analysis of how and why power must be used in a market society to preserve peace and prosperity. Written at a time of great political turmoil in England, it has profoundly influenced political thought over the centuries.
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 wa...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/08/09
Giacomo Fassina
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 emerge...Continua
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 Christi...Continua

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