Leviathan : Or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

Leviathan : Or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

Description

Written by Thomas Hobbes and first published in 1651, Leviathan is widely considered the greatest work of political philosophy ever composed in the English language. Hobbes's central argument-that human beings are first and foremost concerned with their own fears and desires, and that they must relinquish basic freedoms in order to maintain a peaceful society-has found new adherents and critics in every generation. This new edition, which uses modern text and relies on large-sheet copies from the 1651 Head version, includes interpretive essays by four leading Hobbes scholars: John Dunn, David Dyzenhaus, Elisabeth Ellis, and Bryan Garsten. Taken together with Ian Shapiro's wide-ranging introduction, they provide fresh and varied interpretations of Leviathan for our time.

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Details

Author(s)
Thomas Hobbes, Ian Shapiro
Format
Paperback | 608 pages
Dimensions
140 x 210 x 38mm | 544g
Publication date
27 Jul 2010
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication City/Country
New Haven, CT, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0300118384
ISBN13
9780300118384
Bestsellers rank
718,809