Thomas Hobbes Leviathan

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Leviathan

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In Leviathan, Hobbes set out his doctrine of the foundation of states and legitimate governments – originating social contract theory. Leviathan was written during the English Civil War; much of the book is occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war. Beginning from a mechanistic understanding of human beings and the passions, Hobbes postulates what life would be like without government, a condition which he calls the state of nature. In that state, each person would have a right, or license, to everything in the world. This, Hobbes argues, would lead to a "war of all against all" (bellum omnium contra omnes).

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Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan. Great Britain, Penguin Books, 1968. 8°. 728 pages. Original Softcover, strengthened by clear cover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Pelican Classics. Includes content such as: Introduction by C. B. Macpherson // The Contents of the Chapters // Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes // etc.

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