Hobbes and Leviathan

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Routledge, 2008 - Philosophy - 308 pages
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Hobbes is one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought and his book Leviathan is widely recognized as one of the greatest works of political philosophy.

In this GuideBook Glen Newey offers a balanced guide to this key text that explores both its historical and philosophical aspects. The author introduces:

  • the relevance of Hobbes' ideas to modern political thought
  • the major interpretations of Leviathan
  • Hobbes' life and the background of Leviathan

The Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hobbes and Leviathan is the ideal introduction for students who wish to understand more about this important philosopher and this classic work of philosophy.

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About the author (2008)

Glen Newey is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Keele.

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