Leviathan

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  • Paperback
  • 519 pages
  • Leviathan
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • English
  • 16 March 2018
  • 0521567971

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Leviathan Thomas Hobbes Leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language Written in a time of great political turmoil Hobbes life spanned the reign of Charles I, the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate, and the Restoration , Leviathan is an argument for obedience to authority grounded in an analysis of human nature Since its first publication in 1991 Richard Tuck s edition of Leviathan has been recognised as the single most accurate and authoritative text, and for this revised edition Professor Tuck has provided a much amplified and expanded introduction, which will provide students unfamiliar with Hobbes with a cogent and accessible introduction to this most challenging of texts Other vital aids to study include an extensive guide to further reading, a note on textual matters, a chronology of important events and brief biographies of important persons mentioned in Hobbes text. New Read [ Leviathan ] By [ Thomas Hobbes ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Leviathan

  1. Charissa says:

    Not only did I disagree with Hobbes conclusions, I find his assumptions his arguments based entirely in Christian perspective essentially worthless The only value this tract served to me is to know thy enemy This is a classic example of mental circus tricks being used to justify the march of Christian dominance across the globe I can t think of any written text that I despise , except perhaps Mein Kempf.Hobbes is my least favorite philosopher He embodies everything I despise in West Not only did I disagree with Hobbes conclusions, I find his assumptions his arguments based entirely in Christian perspective essentially worthless The only value this tract served to me is to know thy enemy This is a classic example of mental circus tri...

  2. Yasiru (reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog) says:

    Since some reviewers here seem to rate this work unfairly low because of their disagreements, ignoring both the importance of Leviathan and the basic power of the argument Hobbes forwards in it, I ll refer a couple of good, measured reviews with history and backdrop also found here I planned to adapt an essay I wrote at univers Since some reviewers here seem to rate this work unfairly low because of their disagreements, ignoring both the importance of Leviathan and ...

  3. Edward says:

    PrefaceA Scheme of ReferenceIntroductionA Note on the TextSelect BibliographyChronology Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill Explanatory NotesIndex of Subjects

  4. Czarny Pies says:

    Both the conclusions and methodology of Leviathan are shocking to the modern reader Writing in the seventeenth century, Hobbes attacked medieval political philosophy and religion However, unlike the enlightenment philosophers he did not base his arguments on the classical authors of Greece and Rome Instead he made it clear that he considered them to be as much in the wrong as the medieval scholastics Thus starting from zero, Hobbes then developed the doctrine that every nation or c...

  5. Alex MacMillan says:

    Hobbes s Leviathan appears draconian to most Americans who ascribe to classical liberal values Their rejection of his social contract coincides with an optimistic Lockean faith in the capabilities and moral fortitude necessary for negative liberties to survive This na vet in political legitimacy is analogous to the popularity of the New Testament compared to the Old because, while both texts share equal moral instruction, we fervently prefer a loving and forgiving God to a brutal taskmaster Hobbes s Leviathan appears draconian to most Americans who ascribe to classical liberal values Their rejection of his social contract coincides with an optimistic Lockean faith in the capabilities and moral fortitude necessary for negative liberties to survive This na vet in political legi...

  6. David Sarkies says:

    A Monster of a Book12 Oct 2017 Woah, after three weeks I have finally managed to finish the behemoth of a book which, ironically, Hobbes also wrote a book with that name and I can now move onto something much lighter Anyway, there was a time, when I was younger, when I was dreaming of one day getting married, having children, while becoming a hot shot lawyer is it possible to actually do those two things that I wanted to read this to my proposed child while he or she was still a baby Min A Monster of a Book12 Oct 2017 Woah, after three weeks I have finally managed to finish the behemoth of a book which, ironically, Hobbes also wrote a book with that name and I can now move onto something much lighter Anyway, there was a time, when I was younger, when I was dreaming of one day getting married, having children, while becoming a hot ...

  7. Laura says:

    Though considered to be one of the most influential works of political thought, this manages to be both tedious and frightening tedious because of Hobbes s labored phrasing and protracted reasoning, and frightening because his conclusions have been put into play by stars like Stalin and Pol Pot In brief, Hobbes argues for a strong central government headed by an absolute sovereign Frankly, I can t imagine anyone liking Hobbes, as his take on social contract theory supports the theoretical gr Though considered to be one of the most influential works of political thought, this manages to be both tedious and frightening tedious because of Hobbes s labored phrasing and protracted reasoning, and frightening because his conclusions have been put into play by stars like Stalin and Pol Pot In brief, Hobbes argues for a str...

  8. Marts (Thinker) says:

    Thomas Hobbes discourse on civil and ecclesiatical governance, he analyses this in four parts, firstly via a discourse of man and the first principles of society secondly he looks at the institution of a commonwealth and varying principles governing such, as here listed The sovereign has twelve principal rights 1 because a successive covenant cannot override a prior one, the subjects cannot lawfully change the form of government 2 because the covenant forming the commonwealth results fro Thomas Hobbes discourse on civil and ecclesiatical governance, he analyses this in four parts, firstly via a discourse of man and the first principles of society secondly he looks at the institution of a commonwealth and varying principles governing such, as here listed The sovereign has twelve principal rights 1 because a successive covenant cannot override a prior one, the subjects cannot lawfully change the form of government 2 because the covenant forming the commonwealth results from subjects giving to the sovereign the right to act for them, the sovereign cannot possibly breach the covenant and therefore t...

  9. Andrew says:

    Leviathan is a major work of philosophy Full stop.It s interesting to think that this book is the fundamental root of a lot of ultra conservative brains On some level, I can understand this Hobbes defends the divine right of royal power to a certain extent and proceeds to define this power as absolute Without question, subjects must bow to their masters, under any circumstances In all this, however, he ultimately says that a monarch s power is granted him by hi...

  10. Steven Peterson says:

    Three essential hallmarks of the Hobbesian system are important the war of each against all, the role of human rationality in ending this the use of knowledge science as a basis for societal engineering His view of the state of nature that time before government and the state existed is unsurprising when one understands that he was born in the year of the erstwhile invasion by the Spanish Armada 1588 and lived through civil turmoil and revolution in England throughout his life Hobbes beg Three essential hallmarks of the Hobbesian system are important the war of each against all, the role of human rationality in ending this the use of knowledge science as a basis for societal engineering His view of the state of nature that time before government and the state existed is unsurprising when one understands that he was born in the year of the erstwhile invasion by the Spanish Armada 1588 and lived through civil turmoil and revolution in England throughout his life Hobbes begins with a view of human life that would be inconceivable to the Greeks life in a state of nature, the time before government, laws, and the state existed In this state, humans are equal In terms of physical prowess, of course, some are stronger than others However, the weakest, through guile, can still kill the strongest In that sense, there is equality Without the power of government to ...