Its appeal to the twentieth century lies not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace. Its argument that the state of nature, in which life is 'nasty, brutish and short (and patriarchal), is important, but so too is its systematic analysis of power, and its convincing apologia for the then emergent market society in which we still live.
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Review: LeviathanUser Review - Nathan - Goodreads
What I like most about this work is this: Hobbes was one of the first philosophers to liken human beings to a machine. A mechanistic, materialistic view of humanity. A strong empiricism (not as strong ... Read full review
Review: LeviathanUser Review - Ed Underfinger - Goodreads
Lots of beef in this. More of a study on politics, civic duties, and history of the Christian church, than a simple read. This book provided me with quite a few insights to the mindset prevalent when ... Read full review