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  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan , from 1651, is one of the first and most influential arguments towards social contract. Written in the midst of the English Civil War, it concerns the structure of government and society and argues for strong central governance and the rule of an absolute sovereign as the way to avoid civil war and chaos. more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 32.99

    Leviathan concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Written during the English Civil War (1642?1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and situations identified... more...

  • Elements of Law, Natural and Politicalby Thomas Hobbes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1969. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Behemoth or The Long Parliamentby Thomas Hobbes

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    Behemoth, or The Long Parliament is essential to any reader interested in the historical context of the thought of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). In De Cive (1642) and Leviathan (1651), the great political philosopher had developed an analytical framework for discussing sedition, rebellion, and the breakdown of authority. Behemoth , completed around... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world. more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    Sheba Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Leviathan was written during the English Civil war; much of the book is occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war. more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    Xist Publishing 2015; US$ 0.99

    What makes a legitimate government? Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is a foundational text of western civilization. The book features one of the earliest examples of social contract theory and is essential reading for those who wish to understand government, politics and even business. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 7.04

    Thomas Hobbes had lived through the Thirty Years War and Britain's civil wars and the horror of what he saw provoked him into thinking in a quite new way - in a world with no safety, with no values beyond violence and greed, how could mankind rescue itself? What form of politics would provide the security which he and his contempories craved? ... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    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. more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Thomas Hobbes argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Influenced by the English Civil War, Hobbes wrote that chaos or civil war-situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all")-could only be averted by strong central government. He thus denied any right... more...