Leviathan Paperback / softback
Edited by Christopher Brooke
'The life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short'Written during the chaos of the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan asks how, in a world of violence and horror, can we stop ourselves from descending into anarchy?
Hobbes' 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.
Edited with a new introduction by Christopher Brooke
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 688 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/05/2017
- Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780141395098
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