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Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan

The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. 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 the brute situation of a state of nature («the war of all against all») could only be avoided by strong, undivided government.
752 printed pages
Copyright owner
Bookwire
Original publication
2017
Publication year
2017
Publisher
Jovian Press

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