Basket: 0 items £0.00
Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for Leviathan

Leviathan

By: Hobbes, Thomas MacPherson, C.(Edited by)

Part of the Penguin classics series
0140431950 / 9780140431957
Paperback
320'.01
19/11/1981
12 in stock Need More ?
England
19 cm 736 p.
general  Learn More

Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, "Leviathan" is an ambitious work of philosophy.

Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, Thomas Hobbes formulates the case for a powerful sovereign - or "Leviathan" - to enforce peace and the law, focusing on security instead of the anarchic freedom he believed humanity would otherwise choose.

This view shocked many of his contemporaries and the work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy.

In his rejection of Aristotle's view of man as a naturally social being, and his analysis of the ways in which society can and should function, Hobbes began a new form of political science.

BIC:

JPA Political science & theory

Our price£6.29
RRP £8.99
Save 30%
Other Formats