Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition

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This major study of Hobbes' political philosophy draws on recent developments in game and decision theory to explore whether the thrust of the argument in Leviathan, that it is in the interests of the people to create a ruler with absolute power, can be shown to be cogent. Professor Hampton has written a book of vital importance to political philosophers, political and social scientists, and intellectual historians.

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'Hampton's ingenious argument ... is the best that has yet been advanced to explain how Hobbesian persons could institute a sovereign.' David Gauthier, Philosophy and Public Affairs

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This major study of Hobbes' political philosophy draws on recent developments in game and decision theory. It explores whether the argument in Leviathan, that it is in the interests of the people to create a ruler with absolute power, is congent.

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