Leviathan

ISBN: 9780199537280 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2008 Autor: Thomas Hobbes Brand: Oxford University Press Editură: Oxford University Press Colecție: Oxford World's Classics Distribuitor: Gardners Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 576 Stoc: La comandă

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He that is to govern a whole nation, must read in himself, not this, or that particular man; but mankind.

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. Hobbes argues that human beings are first and foremost concerned with their own individual desires and fears. He shows that a conflict of each against every man can only be avoided by the adoption of a compact to enforce peace. The compact involves giving up some of
our natural freedom to a sovereign power which will enforce the laws of peace on all citizens. Hobbes also analyses the subversive forces - religion, ambition, private conscience - that threaten to destroy the body politic, Leviathan itself, and return us to the state of war.

This new edition reproduces the first printed text, retaining the original punctuation but modernizing the spelling. It offers exceptionally thorough and useful annotation, an introduction that guides the reader through the complexities of Hobbes's arguments, and a substantial index.

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Limba
Engleza
Autor
Thomas Hobbes
Data Publicarii
2008
Editura
Oxford University Press
Inaltime
19.6
Latime
12.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
576
Colectie
Oxford World's Classics
Isbn 10
0199537283
Isbn 13
9780199537280
Bic
HPC
Titlu Original
Leviathan
Brand
Oxford University Press
Distribuitor
Gardners
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