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'The life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short' Written during the chaos of the English Civil War,...

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Details of Leviathan

Exact title of the book
Leviathan
Book author
Thomas Hobbes
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
736 pages
Language
English
Published
November 19th 1981 by Penguin Books
File size (in PDF)
2944 kB
Leviathan

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'The life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short' Written during the chaos of the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbe's Leviathan asks how, in a world of violence and horror, can we stop ourselves from descending into anarchy? Hobbe's case for a 'common-wealth' under a powerful sovereign - or 'Leviathan' - to enforce security and the rule of law, shocked his contemporaries, and his book was publicly burnt for sedition the moment it was published. But his penetrating work of political philosophy - now fully revised and with a new introduction for this edition - opened up questions about the nature of statecraft and society that influenced governments across the world.