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Leviathan : a critical edition

"A masterly analysis of how and why power must be used in a market society to preserve peace and prosperity."--Provided by publisher.

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  • "University of Oregon Scholars' Bank: Item 1794/748"
  • "Matter, form, and power of a commonwealth ecclesiastical and civil"

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  • "In this revised Broadview Edition of Hobbes's classic work, A.P. Martinich and Brian Battiste modernize Hobbes's punctuation for the sake of clarity. They have also added new notes for readers, extensive cross-references, and a substantial part of Hobbes's reply to Bramhall's The Catching of Leviathan. --Book Jacket."
  • ""This very readable edition of Hobbes's Leviathan is an excellent resource for students of political philosophy and its history. The collection of published responses to Leviathan by some of Hobbes's most prominent contemporaries provides insight into the historical context in which he was writing, and philosophically challenging commentary on this great work of political philosophy." Thomas Chrstiano, University of Arizona."
  • ""A masterly analysis of how and why power must be used in a market society to preserve peace and prosperity."--Provided by publisher."@en
  • ""A masterly analysis of how and why power must be used in a market society to preserve peace and prosperity."--Provided by publisher."
  • "Leviathan concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Written during the English Civil War (1642'1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all") could only be averted by strong central government."@en
  • "The renowned work by the English political philosopher examines the structure of society and legitimate government, arguing for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign."@en
  • ""An admirably accessible edition of Hobbes's masterpiece. The work is presented clearly, in its entirety, and with generous excerpts from Hobbes's formidable contemporary critics." Kinch Hoekstra, Balliol College, Oxford University."
  • "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."@en
  • "Author's work of political philosophy addressing the idea that obedience to authority especially in the form of a large bureaucracy such as the political state is really just a natural response of human nature."
  • "Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language. Written in a time of great political turmoil (Hobbes's life spanned the reign of Charles I, the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate, and the Restoration), Leviathan is an argument for obedience to authority grounded in an analysis of human nature. For this revised edition Professor Tuck has provided a much-amplified and expanded introduction, which will provide students unfamiliar with Hobbes with a cogent and accessible introduction to this most challenging of texts. Other vital aids to study include an extensive guide to further reading, a note on textual matters, a chronology of important events and brief biographies of important persons mentioned in Hobbes's text."
  • "The Leviathan has been an influential book ever since it was published in 1651, but only in the twentieth century has it come to be regarded as the greatest masterpiece of political philosophy in the English language."@en
  • "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."
  • "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 ournatu."@en
  • "Leviathan is an argument for obedience to authority grounded in an analysis of human nature and arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language."
  • "Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan is the greatest work of political philosophy in English and the first great work of philosophy in English. Beginning with premises that were sometimes controversial, such as that every human action is caused by the agent's desire for his own good, Hobbes derived shocking conclusions, such as that the civil government enjoys absolute control over its citizens and that the sovereign has the right to determine which religion is to be practiced in a commonwealth. Hobbes's contemporaries recognized the power of the arguments in Leviathan and many of them wrote responses to it; selections by John Bramhall, Robert Filmer, Edward Hyde, George Lawson, William Lucy, Samuel Pufendorf, and Thomas Tenison are included in this edition."
  • "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."
  • "Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan , from 1651, is one of the first and most influential arguments towards social contract. Written in the midst of the English Civil War, it concerns the structure of government and society and argues for strong central governance and the rule of an absolute sovereign as the way to avoid civil war and chaos."@en
  • ""Internationally renowned Hobbes scholar A.P. Martinich has produced the definitive version of Leviathan for student use. Handsomely turned out by Broadview Press, this edition features a highly informative introduction, a brief chronology of Hobbes's life, as well as some useful notes on the text itself. Of special value are seven appendices drawn from the writings of contemporary critics of Hobbes's thought, including Filmer, Lawson, Bramhall, Hyde, and others. Martinich has made a difficult but essential text as accessible to students as it is likely ever to become." George Wright, University of Wisconsin."
  • "Titled after the biblical Leviathan, this book concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory."@en
  • "Beschouwing over de staat door de Engelse wijsgeer (1588-1679)."
  • "By a deep and careful analysis of the text, enabling a new printing history of Leviathan to be constructed, this edition demonstrates that the traditional picture is substantially wrong. Both the Bear and Ornaments editions contain corrections and changes by Hobbes himself and are therefore central to reconstructing his text. In their substantial Introduction the editors examine all previous editions of Leviathan (as well as the manuscript copy prepared for Hobbes as a presentation copy for the King), throwing light on its history and calling into question the assumptions of previous editors."@en
  • "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."
  • "Presents the seventeenth century treatise on power and politics."

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  • "Electronic books"
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  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Early works"
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  • "Quelle"
  • "politiske skrifter"
  • "Einführung"

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  • "Léviathan"
  • "Léviathan = Leviathan or the matter, forme and power of a commonwealth ecclesiasticall and civil : traité de la matière, de la forme et du pouvoir de la république ecclésiastique et civile"
  • "Leviathan edo Materia, forma eta boterea estatuan, elizakoan zein zibilean : estatuan, elizakoan zein zibilean"
  • "Leviathan; oder, Von Materie, Form und Gewalt des kirchlichen und bürgerlichen Staates"
  • "Leviathan : a critical edition"
  • "Leviathan : a critical edition"@en
  • "Leviathan : (selections)"
  • "Leviathan : part I"
  • "Leviathan : [or the matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil]"
  • "Leviathan ; edited with an introduction by C.B. MacPherson"@en
  • "The Leviathan"
  • "Der Leviathan"
  • "Leviathan"@en
  • "Leviathan"
  • "Leviathan : reprinted from the edition of 1651"
  • "The leviathan"
  • "Leviathan = 利维坦"
  • "Hobbes's Leviathan : reprinted from the edition of 1651"
  • "Leviathan : Edited and abridged with an introduction by John Plamenatz"@en
  • "Leviathan. : Edited with an introd. by C.B. Macpherson"@en
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  • "Leviathan, part i"

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