By (author) Thomas Hobbes
Format: Paperback / softback
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Book DescriptionThomas Hobbes wrote this definitive thesis on how to establish a manageable government. "Leviathan" is a treatise similar to Machiavelli's approach to the jurisdiction allowed to independent countries. Hobbes believed that the first principle of human conduct is self-interest, and this behavior is the base element of social confrontation. In order to maintain peace and uphold the law, a sovereign is needed to guard the people's safety and punish anyone who breaks the regulations. The sovereign is one power, not a division of controlling elements. The commonwealth he commands can only be built by force or agreement. When the government has such power, the individual citizen can allocate his time and energy to serving the needs of his family and satisfying the requirements of a good administration. This same system also allows the privilege of self-defense but not aggression. Hobbes surmised the God's natural law is an education of rational enlightenment which influences all situations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781595479358
Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: NuVision Publications
Publisher: NuVision Publications
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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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
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This work was originally published in 1650 as two separate books, Human nature, and De corpore politico.
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