Leviathan

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Leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, it has found new applications and new refutations in every generation. This new edition reproduces t ...Continua
Corstin
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
db's.books
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
guaddess
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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