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Hobbes Leviathan

ISBN-10: 0521567971
ISBN-13: 9780521567978
Edition: 2nd 1996
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 618
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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.

Richard Tuck is Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A note on the text
Principal events in Hobbes+ life
Further reading
Biographical synopses
Leviathan
The Epistle Dedicatory
The contents of the chapters
The introduction
The text: Chapters 1-47
A review and conclusion
Indexes

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