Leviathan

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Penguin UK, Aug 23, 2003 - Political Science - 736 pages
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The Leviathan is the vast unity of the State. But how are unity, peace and security to be attained? Hobbes's answer is sovereignty, but the resurgence of interest today in Leviathan is due less to its answers than its methods. Hobbes sees politics as a science capable of the same axiomatic approach as geometry: he argues from first principles to human nature to politics.
This book's appeal to the twentieth century lies not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace.

 

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Contents

Of aChristian Commonwealth
A Review and Conclusion
Copyright

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Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679) is an English philosopher and political theorist, one of the first modern Western thinkers to provide a secular justification for the political state. Regarded as an important early influence on the philosophical doctrine of utilitarianism, Hobbes also contributed to modern psychology and laid the foundations of modern sociology.
C.B. MacPherson was Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto.

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