Revised Student Edition
By (author) Thomas Hobbes
Edited by Richard Tuck
Other adaptation by Raymond Geuss
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Hobbes: Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Book DescriptionThomas Hobbes' Leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language. Written in a time of great political turmoil (Hobbes' 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. Since its first publication in 1991 Richard Tuck's edition of Leviathan has been recognised as the single most accurate and authoritative text, and 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' text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521567978
(216mm x 138mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan, Paperback (July 2014)
In Leviathan, Hobbes presents us with a portrait of politics which depicts how a state that is made up of the unified body of all its citizens will be powerful, fruitful, protective of each of its members, and - above all - free from internal violence
Elements of Law Natural and Politic, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Thomas Hobbes
This work was originally published in 1650 as two separate books, Human nature, and De corpore politico.
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